Knowe Greeting Anthone Wright Longe Island and bequeath six poles part of my my now dwelling house in Oyster baye for and to the use and behoofe of my well Ales Crabbe, Hannah Wrighte, Samuel Andrews, Mary Andrews, and the rest of the people in this place called Quakers, for a Bur as alsoe fortie footes square of the south corner of my whome lot, next and adjacent to the highwaye, for to builde upon itt a meeting house for them, and alsoe, such other hear them in the same faith and profession of Christ Jesus, to have, hould possess perpetuallie, as their own proper endes, use and uses as aforesaid, without hindrance, molestation, or disturbance by through me or by my meanes at any time whatsoever; and this is my will and pleasure.
ANTHONY WRIGHT. [SEAL]
riland ye 4th of ye first month 1675 testimony concerning our dear friend Hannah Wright ye body in Maryland, she being there in ye service of everlasting truth, upon ye fourth day of ye month, being ye fifth day of ye week being [aboard] we past away intending to ye western shore, but being prevented by ye determinate hand of ye just and all seeing God, wee being upon ye watter, about ye 10th hoar in ye night, ye boat overset & wee were seaven persons in ye boat, three was taken away in ye Judgment but I believe in mercy to their own souls, and ye rest had their lives just given them for which I hope will never be forgotten by them, but I hope will dwell upon their soules for ever. And after our deep exercise, when I began to consider ye loss of our deare friend, ye loss of her was to me a double loss (which made me cry as David did for his son). She was wholly given up for the servis of truth, and was faithful in her measure, which her heavenly father had committed unto her, for she was a good seavour unto all people wherever she came. She was made willing to pass through all trialls & hardeships wtever for ye spreading of God's blessed truth, and for ye honour of his holy name, & hath finished her testimony & hath laid down her head in her heavenly father's bosom in peace & is crowned, I believe, with life and Immortalite forever. Matthew Prior.
ISAAC HORNER, MARY ANDREWS, WILLIAM RICHARDSON, ELIZABETH DICKINSON, HENRY WILLIS, ELIZABETH DEANE, JOHN BOWN, ANN NOBLE, JAMES PAY, HANNAH BOWNE, JOHN FFEAKE, AMY RICHARDSON, SAM. SPICER, SARAH DEANE, EDMOND TITUS, ELIZ. COPERWHAIT, SAM. ANDREWS, MARY WILTTS. DANIEL KIRKPATRICK, JOHN ADAMS, JOHN WAY,
Oysterbay, the 10th of April, 1674.