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men, and apprentices of the town are boarded at a moderate rate, under
the inspection of an elder and warden, and have, besides the public meet-
ings, their house-devotions, morning and evening prayers. Different
trades are carried on in the house for the benefit of the same.
2. The fingle fister's, or young women’s house, where they live under
the care of female inspectors. Such as are not employed in private fa-
milies, earn their bread mostly by spinning, sewing, fine needle-work,
knitting, and other female occupations.
Though this house has its particular regulations to preserve order and
decorum, and may perhaps bear some resemblance to a nunnery, (being
iometimes improperly so called) yet the plan is very different. The la-
walk for recreation; and some are employed in private families, or live - Y - - - - with
included) constituting one congregation, and meeting for divine service on Sundays and holidays at Nazareth-hall, was, in the year 1788, about
mill works belonging to the place. The number of inhabitants, in
cluding those that belong to Litiz congregation, living on their farms
in the neighbourhood, amounted, in 1787, to upwards of 3oo.
Such is the Moravian interest in Pennsylvania. Their other settle-
ments in America, are at Hope, in New-Jersey, already described, and
at Wachovia, on Yadkin river, in North-Carolina, which will be de-
scribed in its proper place. Besides these regular settlements, which are
formed by such only as are members of the brethren’s church, and live
together in good order, and harmony, there are, in different parts of
New-York, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, York-town, &c. congregations of the brethren, who have their own church and minister, and hold the same principles, and doćtrinal tenets, and church rites and ceremonies, As the former, though their local situation does not admit of such particu
lar regulations as are peculiar to the regular settlements.
of 120 have since been added; a large proportion of which are foreigners