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MS account of his marriage, by David Ferris (1707/08-1779). He married Mary Massey in 1735.
Published memoirs, included the testimony by Wilmington Monthly Meeting. The Memoirs, revised and corrected, were published in 1825 from an edition published in Philadelphia. Another edition was published in 1855 .
"A Testimony Concerning the working of the Spirit of God with me, from my childhood. . . ." An account of his spiritual journey and religious visits from about 1741 to 1772. Benjamin Ferris, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ferris. Manuscript ends with his memorial for his deceased wife Phebe, the daughter of Eleazer and Elizabeth Beecher, who was a Quaker minister.
Photocopy. See also microfilm-MS F13. [Catalogue at FHL referred to Benjamin Ferris (1708-1775) "of Oblong." He removed from Oblong to Wilmington in 1737
"Collected as near as could be remembered by B. Ferris"
Benjamin Ferris, son of David and Mary Ferris, born 8, 5mo, 1740, in Wilmington. His recollections beginning 1752 when he was twelve years old, through 1757. Mention of attending Quaker meeting and prominent Friends, attending youth meetings in Concord and Quarterly Meetings. Visited New England in 1756 and accompanied traveling Friends. Journal ends in 10 month 1757.
Copies of Letters, Benjamin Ferris, Wilmington, Letters dated 1755-1765, religious thoughts, also mention of visits. Gift of Matilda Ferris, 2/2/1926. [tab from original cataloging incorrrectly identified this as Benjamin Ferris (1708-1775) of Oblong, Copy book]
MS poem by Zebulon Ferris, "Father's first cousin"
MS poem, with note (in B.F.'s hand?): "Unless good poetry from bad she knows/The muse had always better write in prose."