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1707. we got to Jamaica, and had divers Meetings, viz. as
Port-Royal, Kingston, and Spanish-Town, &c. Ac a Jamaica,
Meeting at Spanish-Town, there were divers Jews, to whom my Heart was very open, and I felt great Love to them, for the sake of their Fathers Abrabam, Ifaac, and Jacob, and they were so affected with the Meeting, that they sent us some unleavened Cakes, made with fine Flour and sweet Oil, it being a Festival Time with them. We had a Meeting at PortRogal, in a Place where the Earthquake had destroyed a large Building, in which Meeting I had Occasion to remind them of the righteous Judgments of God, which had been juftly inflicted on them for their Sios and Wickedness. Some wept, and some were rude. The People here, as I was informed, were generally very wicked. After having had divers Meetings, the Packet in which we had taken our Passage, being oblig'd to stay but ten Days, we went off sooner than we otherwise should have done, and folemnly taking Leave of those Friends that were there, we went on board our Vessel, in order for England, by God's
Permission. We got readily through the Windward England,
Pasage, which is between the Inands of Cuba and Hispaniola ; and divers Times after we left Jamaica, we were chased by several Ships, but they could not come up with us. One Ship of cwenty-eight Guns gave us Chace after a great Storm, and was almost up with us before we could well make Sail; they being eager of their Prey, sent their Hands aloft to lec their Reefs out of the Topfails, in order to make more Speed, and came running mightily towards us, and gained much upon us ; we tearing to make Sail, by teason of the Storm, and the Sea running very high, and our Masts being therefore in Danger, we were Come Time in Doubt, whether we should escape or not; But whilst we were in this Confternation, down came the French Ship's three Topmafts at once, so we escaped, and left her, and went rejoicing on our Way,
that we were thus delivered. This was one of the 1707. great and remarkable Deliverances among the many I met with, by the good Hand and Providence of the Lord, my great and good Master, whom I hope to serve all my Days.
After having been at Sea about fix Weeks, we began to look out for Land, and in two or three Days we founded, and found Ground, at about ninety Fathoms'; after which we saw two French Privateers, that gave us Chace about four a Clock in the Morning, and purfued us vigorously ; but failing better than they, we run them out of Sight by eighe a Clock the same Morning, and in about two Hours' after we saw the Land of Ireland ; it being misty Weather, with Rain and Wisd, our Master thought it best to lay by and Ireland in forbear Sailing, that Coaft being Rocky and dange- Danger. rous, by which Means the two Ships (that gave us Chace) came up with us, and found us not in failing Order, and were in Gun-shot of us before we were aware of it. What to do now we could not tell, until they began to fire at us ; but in this Emergency and Strait our Mafter resolved he would rather run the Vessel on Shore than they should have her, she being richly laden with Indigo, Silver, and Gold, reckoned to the Value of Fifty Thousand Pounds. In this
we must either fall into the Hands of the French, who were our Enemies, or 'run against the Rocks; and we thought it best to fall into the Hands of the Almighty, and trust to his Providence ; fo toWards the Rocks we went, which looked with a terrible Aspect. The native Irish seeing us, they came down in great Numbers, and ran on the Rocks, and called to us, saying, Tbat if we came any nearer we should be dashed to Pieces. Then our Master ordered the Anchor to be let go, which brought her up be. shore, fore she struck; and, with much ado, he put his Boat out into the Sea, and put in all the Passengers, in order to set them on Shore, the Waves running
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1707. very high, so that it looked as if every Wave would
have swallowed us up; and it was a great Favour of Providence that we got to Land in Safety. The Privateers not daring to come so near the Shore as we did, after firing at us, went away, and our Master carrieu the ship into the Harbour of Kinjale in Ireland. Thus through many Perils and Dangers we were preserved, and got safe on the Irish Shore, for which, and all other the Mercies and Favours of the most High, my Soul and Spirit did give Glory and Praise ! In this Voyage we were about seven Weeks at Sea.
When I came from my Home at Philadelphia, I did intend (the Lord permitting) to visit Friends in Ireland, and being accidentally cast on Shore there, I thought it my Place first to go through that Nation. I had been in Ireland about nine Years before, and then being but young, and now being more grown in Body, my old Acquaintance and Friends did not at first know me; buţ we were kindly and loyingly received by our Friends and Brethren in that Nation, where there is a great and numerous People, that serve and worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth, and who have divers good and wholesome Orders established amongst them, in the Unity and Fellowship of the Gospel. In this Nation we had many and large Meetings after our Landling, visiting Friends Meerings along to the North, many, not of our Society, coming to them, among whom we often had good Service, to our and their Satisfaction, as they often declared, Richard Gove being still with me. Friends from their National Meeting certified to our Brethren in America, of our Service and Labour of Love among them, after we had travelled several Hundred Miles, and visited Friends Meetings generally, and fome other places where it was not usual. While I was in Ireland, under a Concern for the Prosperity of Truth and Religion, I wrote an Exhortation 10
the Youth, and others, which was afterwards printed 1707. there.
We took Ship in the North of Ireland, ac a Town called Donaghadee, being accompanied with divers Brethren, who brought us on our Way after a godly Sort. We got to Port-Patrick, in Scotland, after about five Scotland. Hours Sail, in order to visit thote few Friends that were scattered about in that part of the Nation. Peo. ple in those Parts looked very shy on us, and did not Care to discourse with us on Matters Civil or Religious, which I thought unreasonable. The first Town or City we came to, in which we had a Meeting, was Glafgow (accounted the second City in North Bri- Glasgow. tain) where, in our Meeting for the Worship of the Almighty, we were shamefully treated, by the People throwing Dirt, Stones, Coals, &c. amongst us, and by divers other Actions unbecoming Men (cho' Heathens or Infidels) much more. People professing Christianity, so that I was constrained to tell them, thac tho'l had preached the Gospel to many Healbens, and to divers Jews, as also to Indians and Negroes, and had travelled in many countries and Nations in the World, in several Quarters thereof, and many Thousands of Miles, yet I must needs say, that I never met with the like Incivilities, and such fcurrillous Treatment, no not in all my Travels. I also told them, that I had preached the Gospel of Christ among their Brethren in New-England, and in Boston, where they formerly hanged the Quakers, and cruelly persecured them for their Religion, and yet they did not treat us so brutishly even chere. And further I told them, that I lived in those Parts of America, and what Ac-' count I should have to carry Home to their aforesaid Brethren, of our Treatment in Glasgow, the second City in Scotland. I desir'd' them to consider of it, and be ashamed, if they had any Shame. This a little abashed them for the present, but afterwards they were as bad as ever.
There were at this Meeting
27.05. diver: Coliegians, who were very rude. I asked i voluat was their Var o' trearms Strangers ? Snd that I
believe this Teachers in the Univerit dic not allow of suci i lianners, Dr wnict. Iner icandalized themícives, their City, and Country. From this Cicy we WED! 15 Euni 201 and Gernote, where they were more civil to: Ger fuort a War of Letters, and loper Converiation, begged that I would pray to the Almighty,
ti:at it wouis Chabliss him in the Doctrine which be 1798., had beard that Day. Inis being rare in those Parts,
macher ciort I thus minute it here. We went on towards kuerdecz,
the lord of Scoi ani, 10 Aver leer, and thereabouts, where there is a tender neartes People, among whom we had lereral large Gainerings, and some that were not of us, expreís'a incir Satisiaction. In the North I met wito a Geptieman, who coming from a Nobleman's Houit, joined me, and asked me, I knew koort Barclay? I said not personally, but by his Writings I knew bim well. He told me, That be (Barclay, bad not left bis FeCore ir Sco:land. We afterwards travelled Southward, wbere there were but few Friends, and small Meetings; yet we may say, that the (odocis, Love and Presence of Him, who faid, Where 16:9 or three are gatbered in my Name, there am
I in the Midst of them, was oftentimes wimefied to be with us, biofled be his Holy Name. Oh! that the Children of Men would praise him in Thought, Word; and Deed, for he is worthy. So in great Reverence
and holy Fear, we travelled along towards Scutbsonburgh, Britain, had several Meetings at Edinburgh, and di
vers other Places ; also at Berwick upon Tweed, where