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THE LIFE, LABOURS, AND TRAVELS
SERVICE OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
" A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste
“ Seest thou a man diligent in his business, [his Lord's business,] he
IN TWO VOLUMES.
HARVEY AND DARTON,
The Author presents an Address to the King (George IV.) at Windsor-
His prospects of religious service on the Continent, 1824-Pays visits
Sails to Hamburgh—Proceeds to Altona; his services at both places, also
The Author witnesses the great food at Petersburg, (11th mo., 1824)
Writes an Address to the English Protestants in Russia–His deeply
Leaves home for Liverpool-Sails for New York, (7th mo. 1826)—0c-
currences on the voyage-Arrives at New York.
Visits meetings in and about New York-Elias Hicks.
Quits New York, and proceeds northwards—Visits Indian settlements.
Proceeds towards Upper Canada; visiting many meetings, also some
1827. Meetings in Upper Canada-Returns to New York; attends Yearly
Returns to New York, and thence to Philadelphia-Attends Baltimore
Yearly Meeting-His visit to a slave-merchant-Interview with the
Attends meetings in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, &c.
Attends the Yearly Meeting in Philadelphia, (1828); also that of New
York-Scene of riot thereat through Hicksite violence, &c.—The Au-
Proceeds towards Ohio-Visits many meetings—Frequently falls in with
Elias Hicks—Various troubles from the Separatists-Attends Ohio
Returns to Baltimore- Attends many meetings—Reaches Philadelphia-
Attends the Yearly Meeting there (1829): also those of New York and
His affectionate Address to all who are making a profession of the Chris-
tian name, &c. (1831)—His visit to the Bishop of London-Speech at
LIFE OF THOMAS SHILLITOE.
In the Fifth month, 1823, I left my own home, and proceeded to London, to attend the Yearly Meeting. During my attendance of the Yearly Meeting, I found Friends were desirous to have details of my journey on the Continent from myself; but aware that tailing out many occurrences, and some rather new in themselves, accompanied by such displays of Divine interposition, might produce observations tending to set up the creature,
rather than promote that disposition of mind which I clearly saw to be the only safe one for me, viz. a sitting as with my mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope that my dedication has found full acceptance in the sight of my heavenly Father; I therefore believed it safest for me, after a summary of my proceedings had been read in the Yearly Meeting, to request Friends would excuse me from entering into further details of my journey out of meeting, from a belief that it would not tend to my profit. I felt thankful in being permitted once more to sit down with Friends in a yearly meeting capacity, and in witnessing the continuance of ancient goodness, whereby the concerns that came before the meeting were conducted in much harmony.
Previous to my leaving London, it appeared to me right to put into the hands of my friend Josiah Forster, for translation, the German
copy of the act of the king's council, relative to the better observance of the first day of the week at Hanover, without any clear prospect at the time I should be called upon to make use of it. The desire to know why or wherefore I was giving my friend this trouble, appeared to me to be quite beside my proper business. In the Eighth month, I received the translation, which