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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 10 (Self-Confidence)

That morning’s walk, as he searched for his horse, was tedious. Plowing through the woods and brush had soaked Grandfather thoroughly. His waxen cloak was excellent for protection while riding his horse. 452 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 9 (A New Viewpoint)

Grandfather scoured the woods for some time before he finally picked up the horse’s trail. He threw his saddle upon his shoulder and started the arduous hike. 485 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 8 (A Fearful Night)

Grandfather thought would be his last day on the trail. It appeared to be a mere twenty miles from Walton to Jericho. What the map did not show was the rugged foothills of the Katskills. 425 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 7 (In the Katskills)

Grandfather, years later, related to me about this visit to Jericho.

“My first two days went as planned. This put me at Port Ewen were I turned directly westward and into the Katskill Mountains. 375 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 6 (At the Hudson)

Grandfather’s trip was very well planned. He would cover the goodly sum of thirty-five miles on his first day. There were two legs of this first day’s trip. 383 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 5 (A Departure)

My father, Horace, told me, “It was one of those drizzling foggy mornings when Grandfather started on his exploratory trip. It was very late August, 1810. 484 more words

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THE PILGRIMAGE: Part 4 (The Failing Earth)

Grandfather told me that the American Revolution took a toll on The Society. The Long Island Quakers saw a clear vision of their future. They would remain pacifist while siding with the British Royals. 529 more words

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