Rowlandson - E87 .R885 1856

Mrs. Rowlandfon. 113 heavier upon my spirits, than those which were alive among the heathens : thinking how it suffered with its wounds, and I was not able to relieve it ; and how it was buried by the heathen in the wilder- ness from among all Christians. We were hurried up and down in our thoughts, sometimes we should hear a report that they were gone this way and sometimes that ; and that they were come in, in this place or that, we kept inquiring and lis- tening to hear concerning them, but no certain news as yet. About this time the council had ordered a day of publick thanksgiving, though I had still cause of mourning ; and being unsettled in our minds, we thought we would ride east- ward, to see if we could hear any thing concerning our children. As we were riding along between Ipswich and Row- ley, we met with William Hubbard, who told us our son Joseph, and my sister's 8