Attended monthly meeting at Chester Moorestown the 8th of 5 Month 1823. Present: William Forster Jr. from S Monthly meeting of quarterly meeting held at Pool in 1918, England, Richard Jordan, William Evans from Philadelphia accompanied William Foster as did H. Haines etc.
William Foster spoke in the first meeting something [?] after this manner: the children of the Kingdom were cast out etc.; it would be well for to reflect a moment who the children of the kingdom were that were to be cast out etc. what they were cast out for � now Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were to sit down together in the kingdom of Heaven and when the Jesus Messiah walk personally among men when is that prepared body said how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathered her chickens etc. But ye would not (Mark says here they were under no moral impossibility of predetermined fiat [?], but might have received the Messiah in the way of his coming; for to as many as did receive him to them them he gave power to become the Children of God of Heaven. He spoke much about the propitiatory sacrifice and not to call the precious blood and unholy thing etc.
The Devil, that power, that went about like a roaring lion etc. was neat, and no imaginary power or being etc., for which he cautioned against etc.
I thought he endeavored to show that among all the families of this Earth the Quakers were the Lord�s peculiar prophets, and that there was no doubt at all but the covenant that was made with our predecessors of primitive Friends would last to the end of the world; and the Lord�s minister or messengers among us now (that is the preachers by their ministry would do a great deal of good in disseminating the knowledge of the Lord, until it should and would cover the Earth as waters do the Sea.) mentioned there were those of us who were upon the heights of speculation, and finding and easier way to Heaven that did our first Friends etc, but they would fall, and in his judgment no matter how soon, etc. Williams said "he" was never made to be a sharp [illegible] instrument for it was more disagreeable to him to speak [illegiable], than it could be for anyone to hear etc., yet he spoke sharply to the sisters against their being some of them worldly minded and having on [illegible] instancing "Lazarus, come forth" etc.