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modate many more than mine ; but we did not ft To long as till the First-day.
After this Meeting was over, the Master of the large Ship came on board, and said, He was sorry he had not come sooner, so as to have had the Opportunity to have been at the Meeting.
From Christopher's we set sail for the Illand of An- . . guilla, and had a Meeting at the Governor's House on .. a First-day. We staid at Anguilla three Days, and a
Anguilla. there took on board some Bags of Cotton on Freight, and failed from thence the 10th of the Second Month. The Governor of this Inand, whose Name is George Leonard, told me, That be mould live and die in our Principles, saving ibat be mujt defend bis People. But he did not consider, that his Defence might destroy both him and them, and that such Defence was directly contrary to Christ's Doctrine and Practice. A remarkable and dismal Passage he related to me, That, fome Days before, a Veflel came from the Illand of Saltitudas (which went there to take in Salt) the People going on Shore, the Master told him, thać there lay at the Landing che Heads of above twenty Men on one side the Path, and the Quarters of them on the other ; which so surprized them, that they made the best of their way to Anguilla, where they related this dismal Scory, and supposed the Slain to be Britons by their Appearances, and that they were destroyed by the Spaniards, who are known to be cruel to them : This Action being far from the Spirit of Christianity; is a Reproach to the Actors thereof.
Noc far from Anguilla is an Island they call St. Jobn's, the Inhabitants of which are Dutch : The Ne. groes there lately rose and took the INand, kill'd the People, spoiled their Plantations, and burnt their Houles: I lodged at the House of a Person, who went to subdue chole Negroes, who were too strong for him and his Company, and the Negroes kill'd divers of them, and among them, kill'd this Man's two
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1734. Sons, for which their Mother and sisters were in bitter W Mourning, when I was at their House. The Thoughts
of the Bloodshed, and vast Destruction, which War makes in the World, caused me to cry in my Heart; How long, O Lord, thou holy, just, and true God, will it be till Nation lift up the Sword no more against Nation,
nor the People learn War any more. Arrives at When I came home from this Voyage, which was Philadele phia.*** the 30th of the Second Month, I met with the forAccount
rowful News of the Death of my only Son George, a of the beloved, dear Youth, who was' taken fick the fifth of Death of his Son
the Eighth Month 1733, and departed this Life at George
my House in Frankfort, the i3th of the said Month, a. bout the Ninth Hour, in the Evening of the sixth Day of the Week, and was carried to the Bank Meeting. houfe of Friends in Philadelphia, and buried from thence on the First-day following, being accompanied by many Friends, and others; he was ten Years and seven Days old, when he died, and, as he was much beloved for the Sweetness of his Nature and Difpofition, so he was greatly lamented by many who were acquainted with him. I have this Account to leave concerning him, not so much that he was my Son, as to excite other Youths to serve and fear the Lord, and to love him above all, and that they migit remember their Creator in their youthful Days, that it might be well with them in this World, and when Time here to them shall be no more.
. He was a Lad much inclined to read the holy • Scriptures, and other good Books, especially reli• gious Ones; and was always obliging, obedient and " and loving, to his parents, and ready and willing to “ do any Service he could do to his Friends; any little « Services in his Power he chearfully performed, and • took delight in; he was very diligent, and ready to • go to religious Meetings, and an entine Lover of re• ligious People. In his Sicknefs he behaved him
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• self more like a wise Man, than a Youth of that Age, 1734. .
bearing his Pain and Sickness with a great deal of • Patience. I being in another part of the World, he ' would gladly have seen me, but said, he should neover see me any more, and therefore desired his "Mother' to remember his dear Love to his Father, s and tell him,, chat he was gone to his heavenly Fa.
ther. He was very fervent in Prayer in the Time 6 of his Sickness, and prayed that God wouid preserve « his People all the World over. One Time, when o in great Misery and Pain, he prayed to Christ, say* ing, Sweet Jesus! Blessed Jesus! Give me Patience
to bear my Misery and Pain, for my Misery is ' greater than I can well bear! O come, sweet Jesus,
why are chou so long a coming? I had rather be with • thee than in the finest Place in all the World. Many
religious Exprellions he spoke on his dying Bed, • greatly to the Satisfaction and melling of his * Friends and Relations who came to see him in his • Illness; one Day he said, my Misery and Pain is very • great, but what would it be if the Wrath of God was
in my Soul? He believing in the Love of God in • Chrií, made him desirous of being with him, and ' seeing the Joy that was set before him, thought the • Time long to be with Jesus, as knowing that then ( he would be out of all Misery and Pain. " His Heart ' was full of Love to his Relacions, Acquaintance and • Friends, who came to see him in his Illness; and full S of tender Sweetness and divine Love, he took his • last Leave of them, which greatly affected many, • This was one of the most pinching Exercises I ever ( met with in all my Days; but as he said in his Illness, ' so I now write. The Wisdom of the Lord is
wonderful. One Time in this dear Child's Sickness ? he said, Oh! the good Hand of Thee the Lord help smo, give me Eale, and conduct me fafe (i, e.) to ! God's Kingdom, uttering this Versc.'
Sweet Jesus, give me Ease, for Mercy I do crave;
Altho' this was a great and fore Exercise, and deep Amiction to me, in losing this promising Youth, and my only Son; yet, considering that he went off the Stage of Life like a solid, good Christian, it was made tolerable easy to me; for he departed this Life in much Brightness and Sweetness, and, more like an old Christian, than a Youth of ten Years of Age.
It was usual for me to advise his Mother not to set her Affections too much upon him, thinking he was too good to live long in this World, and too ripe for Heayen, to stay long here on Earth, or in this World of Sorrow and Milery. This dear and tender Youth, when reading (to which he was much inclined) if he met with any Thing that affected him, either in the sacred Writings, or other good Authors, he would write it down, and get it by Heart ; he was, more than common, affectionately concerned for his Mother, doing whatever he could freely and chearfully to ferve her, and told her not to do divers Things which he thought too much for her, saying, Motber, let me do il, if I were a Man thou pould not do any Thing at all, (meaning as to Labour) My dear Wife, being very industrious, and apt to overdo herself ac Times: And she being affected with his filial Love and Care for and towards her in his father's Absence, it caused her sometimes to turn about and weep, in Consideration of his great Care for and Love to her. I thought a little Memorandum of the Life and Death of this religious Lad was worthy recording, in order to stir up other Youths to Obedience and Love to their parents, who begat them, and carefully and tenderly nourished and brought them up; and also to love and obey God, from whom they have their Life, Breath and Being, and to believe in Christ, who died for them ; who is the glo
rious Light of all the Nations of them that are saved, 1734. and walk therein, according to sacred Writ.
As noted above, he got leveral Pieces by Heart out of the Bible, and other religious Writings, first wri. ting them with his Pen. Two short ones I may recite, of which Nature were divers others, which paradventure may be edifying to some, who may cast their Eye thereon,
One Place which much affected my Mind that he wrote down, and got by Heart, was the 15th Verse of the 57th Chapter of that evengelical Prophet Isaiah: For thus jaitb the bigb and lofty one, that inbabileth Elernity, wbose Name is boly, I dwell in ibe high and boly Place, with bim also that is of a contrite and bum. ble Spirit, to revive the Spirit of the Humble, and to revive ibe Heart of the contrite Ones.
Another little Piece was five Verses, which among others he wrote, and got by Heart, viz.
As one Day goes another comes,
I have now but one only Daughter, Rebecca, lefc me out of twelve Children, (except my Wife's Son and Daughter.)
After this long and cedious Voyage, which ended in the second Month, I stay'd but a few Weeks ac home, and loaded with Wheat and Flour for Dublin, in Ireland; had Alice Alderfon, my Kinswoman, and Margaret Coupland, Passengers. We had a very com-' fortable, pleasant Passage, fair Winds and Weather,