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1699. Boat was hoisted out, which was done with great

Speed, and we took him in ; but the Doctor was
drowned before the Boat came. The Seaman that fat
upon the Boat saw him sink, but could not help him.
This was the greatest Exercise that we met with in all
our Voyage ; and much the more fo, as the Doctor
was of an evil Life and Conversation, and much
given to Excess of Drinking. When he got on board
the aforesaid Ship, che Master sent for a Can of Wine,
and said, Doctor, will you drink? He replied, Yes,
with all my Heart, for I've drank no Wine a great while.
Upon which he drank a hearty Draught, that made
him merry (as he said in his Dream ;*) and notwith-
standing the Admonition which was so clearly manifeft-
ed to him but three Days before, and the many Pro-
mises he had made to Almighty God, some of which I
was a Witness of, when strong Convictions were upon
him, yet now he was unhappily overcome, and in
Drink when he was drowned. This is, I think; a
lively Representatiop of the tender Mercy, and just
Judgment of the Almighty to poor Mortals and I
thought it was worthy to be recorded to Posterity, as
à Warning to all great Lovers of Wine and strong
Liquors. This Exercise was so great 'to me, that I
could not for several Days get over it; and one Day
while I was' musing in my Mind on those Things re-
lating to the Doctor, it was opened to me, that God
and his Servants were clear, and his Blood was on his
own Head; for he had been faithfully warned of his
evil Ways.

We were obliged by contrary Winds to put into
Plymouth Harbour, and from Plymouth I went by
Coach to London, where I was gladly received by my


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N. B. This Relation about the Doctor's Dream, when I was at Barbadoes, I had Occasion to write about it to a Friend in Ireland, which he got printed, and is the same with this in SubAtance, only that is somewhat fuller and larger ; And may be had of the Printer hereof.

Relations and Friends. In this Journey I travelled 1699. about 2000 Miles by Land, and 6000 by Water. I got to the Yearly Meeting of Friends in London, in London, : the Year 1699 (which was large) and was at divers publick Meetings for the Worship of Almighty God. I may truly say, the holy Ghost was amongst us, blessed be God our Saviour for evermore.

In this Year I thought it my Place to enter into a married State, and I acquainted my Father of my Defign, and that I inclin'd to make Choice of Martha Betterton, a religious young Woman, whom I entirely loved for thạt Piety, Virtue, and Modesty, which I beheld in her ; (I was in the twenty-fourth Year of my Age, and be in her twenty-first.), I likewise acquaineed her father and Mother with my Intentions, to which both our Parents consented; her Father saying (when I spoke to him) Go together, and the Lord bless you together. And my Father said, if I was worth mig Weight in Gold, she deserved me. The Heartiness of both our Fathers in this Matter, was more to me than a Portion of Silver or Gold, of which we had but very little ; but our Love to each other was very great, and being well and honourably grounded, it was not easily shaken. So after consent of Parents, we proposed our Intentions, of Marriage to the Monthly Meetings unto which we belonged ; and because I had been travelling in America, I had Certificates from my Brethren there (not only) of my Industry and Labour in the Ministry, with the good Effects thereof, but also of my Clearness in Relation to Mar. riage ; and after having twice published our Intentions, we had Liberty of the said Meeting to proceed to the Solemnization of our Marriage, which was accom . plished at Devonshire-boufe, in London (at a Meeting appointed for that End) on the 28th Day of the seventh Month, in the aforesaid Year, in the Presence of many hundreds of People, and many worthy Brethren and Elders. A Day of Days ic was to my Soul !



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1699. wherein I was made sensible of the Love and Goodmness of God in a particular Manner, which to me was an

Earnest of our future well-doing. My dear Wife was one who truly loved and feared God, and had an excellent Gift of the Ministry given unto her, and was serviceable therein. [A Paper coming to my Hands of her own Hand-writing and composing, I tranfcribe it here. She calls it An Account of the Exercise of Martha Bettcrcon, viz. “ As I was walking in the City of " London, with a Concern on my Mind, in beholding or the abominable Pride of the People ; it opened upon « my Mind in this wife : W0, Wo! to the Crown of

Pride! And then I was deeply bowed in my Spirit s before the Lord, and it was said to me, I will get Spare a little longer ; I bave Sheep which I will gasither Home to me, and there mall be one Shepherd " and one Sheepfold. Then I said in my Heart, Ob « Lord! Sball I be one of tby Sheep belonging to tby Sheepfold of eternal Rest. And again it was answer" ed me, My Sheep, hear my Voice, and they follow

Then a Cry was raised in me, Caufe me to s bear thy Voice ; and not only so, but enable me to

obey the same. And then this Charge was returned " to me, Be thou faithful.]

Soon after I was married, I had a Concern to visit Friends in the Counties of Surry, Sufex, and Kent, which I performed in about two Weeks Time, and came Home and followed my Calling, and was industrious therein ; and when I had gotten something to bear my Expences, and settle my Wife in fome little Business, I found an Exercise on my Spirit to go over to Ireland, to visit our Friends and Brethren on that Inand, in which William Townshend accompanied me, and Friends in that Nation were generally satisfied with our Service among them. . When we had been from Home about ten Weeks, and had visited most Parts of that Nation, having had many Meetings among Friends, and others, we found Freedom in

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our Minds' co return Home, which we did, being 1699. comforted in our Service, and blessed the Name of them Lord.

After some few Months I acquainted my Wife and my Father, with her Father and Mother, that I chought it my Duty to go over and live in America. To which Proposal, my Father consented, tho' with Tenderness of Heart, considering that I must be so far separated from him. I also laid it before the Monthly-meeting of Friends at Horsly-down, in Southwark (of which Meeting I was'a Member) who consented to it (tho' somewhat unwilling to part with us) and gave us their Certificate, to let our Brethren know that we were in Love and Unity with them, and walked according to our Profession. And when we were ready, and in order for going, we agreed for the Freight of our Goods and Servants, with John Snowden, and shipped them on board the Josiah, bound for Maryland. When the Ship was at Gravel- Gravesend. end, and ready to sail, several of our dear Relations and Friends accompanied us to the Ship, on board of which we had a good Meeting, and took our solemn Leave of one another, as never expecting to see each other any more in this world. It was a folemn

Time indeed! We prayed for one another, and so parted, our Ship failing that Evening, and we got to Margate-Road, where we anchor’d, and the Wind A great {prung up very fresh, and blew tempestuously, fo Stargarin that we broke our Cable, and loft our best Bower- Road. Anchor, and drove violently towards the Goodwin Sands. We let go our Sheet-Anchor, and three more, which were all we had, but they did not stop her; upon which the Master ordered the Carpenters to stand by the Main-maft, with their Axes upon their Shoulders, and when he gave the Word, then they were to cut the Mast. The People in the Ship (there being divers Passengers) were in a great Confternation, expecting nothing but Death : But for my Part, being


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C 1699. exceedingly Sea-sick, and having been in many

Storms, I was not so much surprized with this, the
Sailors sometimes making a great Noise when there
is but little Danger ; but there was more Danger than
I was aware of, as appeared afterwards. One of
the Passengers came weeping, and said, Our Case was
very bad. The Doctor also came in the fame Man-
ner; and cry'd, Ob! Mr. Chalkley, we are all dead
Men! Then I thought with myself

, I would go out
on Deck, and see what the Matter was, and when
on Deck, I went to the Pilot, who had the Lead in
his Hand, and he founded, and cry'd out, Lord have
Mercy upon us ! fe is gone, she is gone, she is gone! by
which I perceiv'd that

we were very near the Goodwin Sands, on which many Ships have been lost with all their Crews. In this Sense of Danger I sent for the Passengers into the Cabbin, and told them that I thought it would be well for us to șit still together, and look 'unto, and wait upon God, to see what he would please to do for us ; that, it Death came, we might meet him in as good a Frame of Mind as we could, and that we might not be surprized beyond Measure: And as we were thus composed in our

dec Minds, a Concern came upon my dear Wife, and she alr prayed to God, the Father, in the living Power and Sense of his Son; and he heard from his holy Habitation, and answered the Prayer; for, immediately af- om ter the Wind abated, and our Anchors held us. This was a great Deliverance, which is not to be for. I gotten. When we saw the long’d-for Morning, we were very near the Sands, and the Sea ran prodigi- th ously high, and broke upon them mightily, so that the we were forced to leave our Cables and Anchors, and und make the best of our Way to Deal, as well as we wi could. One of the Owners being on Shore, and see ing us in Distress, sent off a Cable and Anchor to us ; of and we anchored before Deal with our new Cable and Anchor, and sent a Boat for our other Anchors and




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