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and be guiltless? Or who can hear it, and forbear 1727. reproving it, without being remiss in their Duty? This w""Vs*! great Evil is too frequently practised in this rich (poor) Island of Barbadoes (rich in Earthly, but poor in Heavenly Treasure} which caused me many Times to mourn in secret before the Almighty, praying him for the Reformation of the People, for Christ's Sake, and for the Glory of his own eternal Name.
The 27th of the First Month 1728, having done 1728, my Business in Barbadoes, and seen Friends generally, s>^y-N4 an Opportunity offered for my Return Home, in the Brigantine Sarah and Mary, Samuel Gallop Master, At Sea* bound for Burlington, in Company with William Dury and William Callender, both of Barbadoes. Our Master was exceeding kind to us in the Voyage. The Wind hanging Northerly, we could not go to Windward of Martinico, but drove to Leeward, and failed by the Ifles of Lucia, Martinico, Dominico, Guardaloupt* Antigua, Montserrat, Rodondo, Nevis, Christopher's^ Statia, Saba, Martin's, Anguilla, Bartholomew's, Sombre, ro, and four other small Islands which are called The Saints. It was very pleasant sailing by these "\ Islands, only some of them were so exceeding high, that in some Places we were becalm'd, and the Clouds appear'd below the Tops of divers of the.Mountains. At Christophers (which is counted the highest of them) there being a small River of good fresh Water, we sent our Boat on shore for some, having none very good on board : We lay off and on about two Hours, . but did not come to. I was thankful for this Water, . it being my constant Drink; it was also very serviceable to the People on board. After we left the Isle of Sombrero, we saw a Sail, which we thought stood after us, and hearing at Christopher's that several Spanish Privateers were on that Coast, our Master, and lome others on board, were a little surprized; but we soon. left her out of Sight, and we afterwards went pleasantly on our Way till we came to the Latitude of Ber
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to pump every half Hour y but the Leak being 1728. ach the same, while at Sea, we were the more easy s/V^ .out it: I took care of those two people that were k, who soon recovered. The 3d and 4th Days
the Sixth Month, it was very windy, with Lightrig, Thunder, and Rain; in which rough Weathep 'e of our best Sailors put his Shoulder out of Joint, id they brought him to me to fee if I could do him iy Service; I was not forward to meddle; but the Ian and the People believing, if I would undertake jr him, I might help him; I told them, that tho' I Did not understand Bone setting, I would instruct them he best I could ; then I ordered him to set down upn the Deck, and to be stript to the waist, and got a ound Piece of Wood as thick as his Arm, and wrapt i Piece of Cloth about it, that it might not bruise his ?4esh, and put it under his Arm, and ordered two Men, one at each End of it, to lift up strongly, and 1 third Man to stretch his Arm out, and keep it down withal ; which being done, the Bone went into its Place; for which I was thankful in my Heart to the Almighty.—About the 10th of the Sixth Month we safely arrived at Speight's Town in Barbadoes, being the BurMttr. First.day of the Week. From*whence I had an Opportunity, by Alexander Season, Master of a Vessel bound to Pensylvanidy to send an Account of our safe Arrival.
I had many Meetings in the Island, and made several visits to divers sick persons, one of which was particularly to the Satisfaction of the Person visited and his Relations: He died, and was buried at Heathcolss Bay, where we had a large Meeting at our Meetinghouse, where was many People, and it was a good, seasonable Opportunity; in which I had occasion to remind them of their Mortality, and press them to a holy Life, the Way to a happy Immortality. I had divers Meetings at Bridgetown, Speight's-Town, and the Springs where the Testimony of Christ's Gospel was well received. And after a Stay of three'Weeks,
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I left Barbadoes on the ist of the Seventh Month, and
The 2d of the Ninth Month I was at the Quarterlymeeting of Ministers and Elders at Philadelphia, where I met with Joseph Taylor, a Friend, who had visited our Meetings pretty generally on the Continent of America, in the Ministry of the Gospel, and was now on his Return homewards, with whose Visit Friends had good Unity, and certified the fame to our Brethren ot the Meeting where he lived in Great.Britain.
After this I was at divers Meetings in Penfylvania and Jersey; and the latter End of the Ninth Month, Sarah, the Wife of Jeremiah Elfretb, died very suddenly, having been the Pay before walking in her Garden; Ihe was a sober, young Woman, and her Death much lamented; her Burial occasioned my Stay at Philadelphia, which I had divers Times shunned, because a Concern had been on me for some Time, to declare to the people of that City, That the Lord was angry with the Legislators of Pensylwnia, because they were not so much concerned to promote Religion and Piety as they ought, and to make such Laws as might prevent the excessive increase of Publick Houses, which often prove Seminaries of Satan j but strove to promote Parties more than Reli
gion; And that the Lord was angry with the Magi- 1728. itrates, because they did not so much as they might, \SV\) and ought to do, put those good and wholesome Laws in Execution, which were already made, against Vice and Immorality; And that the Lord was angry with some of the better Sort of People, because they seek and mind the Things of this World, more than the Things of God and his Kingdom. But I was helped to clear myself in the Morning-meeting, to the Satisfaction of many of the Honest-hearted, and unburden my Mind of a great Exercise that I had long lain under.
In the Afternoon we had a large Meeting at the Bank-meeting-house, occasioned by the aforesaid Burial"s the Resurrection of the Dead was declared in that Meeting, according to the Doctrine of our Saviour Jesus Christ, the great Author of the Christian Religion, and also of that eminent Apostle Paul; and that old and false Calumny, that our Society denied the Resurrection of the Dead, was publickly denied and refuted. The People were exhorted to live well that they might die well ; and then they need not doubt but that they would rife well at the Resurrection in the last Day: The Meeting concluded with Praise to the Almighty for all his Mercies, and Prayer to him, that he would sanctify that Day's Service to the People.
In the Tenth Month I prepared for another Voyage to the Island of Barbadoes, and had the Ship Bristol Hope, confign'd to me, but the Winter setting in sooner than common, caused our Stay much longer than we expected, whereby I had the Opportunity to visit divers Meetings, as Burlington, the Falls of Dela- Buriingtm ware, Ncshaminy, Wright's Town, and Philadelphia. In s«* this City a Concern was on my Mind to declare to pwadti the People, that the Almighty had shewed me, that /*'*• he had often visited them in Philadelphia and Penjylvania, with his own Hand ; and with.. his own Rod;
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