This article is an extensive review of a diary kept by Quaker doctor John Rutty. The author of the article admits that the account of life is lean on information on politics, or matters of grand historical importance, but makes up in thoughtful personal spiritual reflections. Reprinted passages from the text show Rutty's concern for moderation in addition to his complex relationship to his career.
An electronic version of this text is available in a CONTENTdm viewer. Page images of The New York Saturday Press were scanned from microfilm owned by Emory University, which was made from original copies held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.