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Conoway's, where we met with a kind reception. I feel the need of being more than ever given up to God. I preached in Curtis's chapel : our love-feast was lively: several holy women spoke of the perfect love of God.

Sunday 12. According to the custom of the place, I preached to accommodate them; my subject was Joshua xiv. 8.

Monday 13. I bad about fifty hearers at Myles's chapel, where I preached a funeral sermon on Ezek. xxxvi. 25.

Tuesday 14. I crossed Pocomoke-River, and had some-enlargement in preaching at Melvin's.

VIRGINIA.—Thursday 16. Rode to Paramore’s. The winter comes on apace. I am at times beset with temptation; but sin is as hateful to me as ever.

Friday 17. The weather was cold and rainy, so that there were but few people at the widow Burton's; among these there were some who enjoyed, and others panting after, the perfect love of God.

Sunday 19. I rode about twenty miles through the rain to Garrettson chapel, where about fifty whites, and as many blacks met me, to whom I preached with liberty.

Monday 20. I rode about forty-five miles ; and on Tuesday preached at Soow-Hill to about one hundred people. Here I visited some prisoners under sentence of death; they were sunk down with fear and horror.

DELAWARE.-Friday 24. My soul has peace under sore temptation. I want to live from moment to moment under a sense of God.

Saturday 25. We had a cold, long ride to the sound. On Sunday we had an open house, and the weather was very cold; but my preaching was not all in vain : I spoke from these words, “ I will give them a heart of Aesh.”

Monday 27. I rode thirty miles to Lewistown, very unwell. I preached at Shankland's, and the people were serious, but I was compelled to cease from speaking by a violent pain in my head, accompanied by a ferer.

Tuesday 28. I preached in the court-house at Lewistown, and I trust the word went with some weight; the congregation was large.

MARYLAND.-I attended a quarterly meeting at William Frazier's, where I rested from travelling two days; the first day I spoke on “Fight the good tight of faith ;” and on the second, “Look unto

ye ends of the earth, and be saved.” My soul was blessed, although our meeting was cold ; and our dwelling. house crowded with a dozen preachers, besides others.

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Sunday, December 3. Preached at Tuckahoe chapel op “These shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.” I spoke again at widow Lyder's at four o'clock.

Monday 4. I rode to the bay-side through snow and hail, and met about one hundred people: this we owe to the revival of religion among them. . Our return thence was through heavy roads. I stopped in my way at H. Banning's, whose wife felt conviction under my preaching three years ago.

Tuesday 5. I had a few people at Bolingbrook, and spent the evening with Colonel Burckhead, who wants to know the Lord; he opened his mind to me with great freedom and tenderness. Brother White says that five hundred souls have joined society in this circuit (Talbot) this year; that half that number profess to have found the Lord; and more than one hundred to have obtained sanctification ; good news this if true.

At Barratt's chapel there was some move during the course of the quarterly meeting, especially at the love-feast. I rode in the evening to Dover, and preached on “so is every one that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God."

Friday 15. We had a heavy ride to queen Anne's chapel. I did not arrive there until near two o'clock. My soul melted for backsliders. I was much led out on Hos. xiv. 14.; and hope it will never be forgotten. We dined, and then rode to Newtown by sunset.

Sunday 17. A day of rest to my soul. I preached, and administered the sacrament in Newtowo. They have a comfortable house for worship here, especially in the winter. Came to Worton chapel, and had some life in speaking to a few people.

We waited at the widow Frisby's for a boat to cross the Chesapeake bay ; but none was to be had. We rode round the head of Elk River, and crossed the Susquehannah: we came in, after riding that evening in the rain and snow, with the wind in our faces, about twenty miles.

MARYLAND.—Thursday 23. Reached the college ; and on Friday went to Baltimore, where I was in great haste to settle the business of the book concera, and of the college.

Saturday 25. We called a meeting of the trustees, formed our constitution, and elected new members. I preached twice on the Sabbath, and ordained Woolman Hickson and Joseph Cromwell to the eldership. I met the trustees and adjusted the accounts. We find we have expended upwards of £2000; we agreed to finish two rooms, and to send for Mr. Heath for our president. On Tuesday I left town, and came to Annapolis about seven o'clock. Finding my

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appointments were not made, I determined to direct my course towards Alexandria. The Lord has been powerfully at work at Annapolis since I was here last Autumn : twenty or thirty whites and some blacks have been added to the society.

VIRGINIA.-I reached Alexandria, and on Saturday, preached is the court-house on “ If we suffer, we shall also reign with him."

January 1, 1787. Preached at brother Moss's on 2 Chron. xv. 12, 13. on the people's entering into covenant with God.

Tuesday 2. We rode near fifty miles on our way to Westmoreland ; next day, by hard riding, we came to Pope's, in Westmoreland ; but I have not been more weary many times in my

life. Saturday & Sunday. Attended the quarterly meeting in the Northern Neck: there were many simple and loving testimonies delivered in the love-feast.

Thursday 11. Rode through the snow to Fairfield. Here a Capt. R. had turned the people out of the barn in which worship was held, and threatened to take brother Paup to jail if he did not show his authority for preaching; after all this vapouring of the valiant Captain, when the affair was brought before the court, Captain Rfound it convenient to ask pardon of our brother, although he sat upon the bench in his own cause :--so the matter ended. The Lord is at work in the Neck: more than one hundred have been added to the society since conference, who are a simple, loving, tender people.

We had a good time on Friday the 12th ; I spoke on Acts sxvi. 18.

I think God has spoken by me to S-s, a wild man- but the Lord can tame bim : 0 Lord, speak for thyself!

Sunday 14. We had a crowd at the Presbyterian meeting-house in Lancaster, to whom I delivered a very rough discourse : it was a close and searching time, and we had many communicants, both white and coloured.

Tuesday 16. Preached at the church on the love of Christ. I find it hard to the flesh to ride fifteen or twenty miles every day and perform the duties of my station ; especially when indisposed and suffering therefrom the bodily pain incident thereto. Lord, give me patience! I feel uncommon affection for the people here.

Wednesday 17. I had a crowd of careless sioners at Mrs. Ball's, who is a famous heroine for Christ. A lady came by craft and took her from her own house, and with tears, threats, and entreaties urged her to desist from receiving the preachers, and Methodist preaching; but all in vain. She felt the sting of death some years before, and was a most disconsolate soul; having now found the way, she would not depart therefrom.

Thursday 18. Rode ten miles to the ferry ; but being unable to cross, I returned to Mrs. B.'s : next morning I came away before day, and reached Shackford's.

Saturday 20. Preached at Douglas’s_very low in body and spirit.

Sunday 21. & Monday 22. Cold times in religion in this circuit, (Gloucester) compared with the great times we have had in Lancaster.

Tuesday 23. Came off early, and preached in Yorktown to some well-bebaved women. Dined with Mr. Mitchell, and went on to dear brother Weldon's, whose heart and hands were open.

Wednesday 24. According to appointment, I attended at Williamsburg. I had about five from the country, and about fifteen hearers from the town, besides a few blacks and children. I spoke with freedom on “ They made light of it.” I returned through the rain, but hope to receive no barm.

“ He guards our souls, he keeps our breath,

Where thickest dangers come :
Go, and return; secure from death,

Till God commands thee home.

Friday 26. We waited four hours in the rain before we could cross the ferry at Old Jamestown; it was two hours after night when we came to brother Morings.

Tuesday 30. We held a quarterly meeting at Craney Island; the weather prevented many from attending. I was blessed in the company of the preachers.

Wednesday 31. I enlarged on “ What shall the end be of them who obey not the Gospel of God ?" I observed to them that the Gospel had once been taken away from them; and that they ought to lay it seriously to heart, lest it should be the case again. We had some quickening in the sacrament and at the love-feast. Thence I went through Portsmouth, and preached on “ Ye are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

Saturday, February 3. Visited my old friend Fullford: he is feeble in body, and not much at ease in his worldly possessions, yet happy in God.

Brother Poythress frightened me with the idea of the Great Swamp, the east end of the Dismal ; but I could not consent to ride sixty miles round ; so we ventured through, and neither we nor our horses received any injury.-Praise the Lord !-Our passing unbarmed through such dangers and unhealthy weather, feelingly assures me that I am kept by the immediate interposition of His providence Vol. II.


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I preached in the new chapel.-1 hope not in vain. I am now surrounded with waters, and hideous swamps, near the head of Pasquotank-River.

NORTH CAROLINA.—Thursday 9. Came on, wet and unwell to Proby's.

Went on to Nixonton, where I had many to hear, and was blessed in my own soul, and, I think, spoke to the cases of my

audience. Friday 10. I had a long ride of nearly fifty miles to Gates county. We stopped at one Newby's, one of the society of Friends, who entertained us kindly. We reached sister Gibson's, cold and weary, The poor flesh complains, but my soul enjoys peace and sweetness.

Sunday 11. We had a large congregation, and an open time at Knotty-Pine chapel.--Here we have a little revival.

Tuesday 13. I had about sixty people at Wicocon : I spoke as I felt on Jer. xiii. 11. I mourned over the people and left them.

I came to Hardy's, where I spoke with some light on Matt. xxii. 5. I unhappily ran a splinter into my leg which has alarmed me.

I found we had to go twelve miles by water, and send the horses another way. O what a world of swamps, and rivers, and islands, we live in here ! I met brother B- and A—; two devoted young men ; the former, a native of Maryland ; the latter of Virginia. At the desire of several of the brethren I preached at Washington, where many collected in the court-bouse, whom I addressed on my favourite text, 1 Tim. i. 15. Three miles on the water, and riding three more on roads under the water, (such is the inundated state of the country,) made our jaunt unpleasant.

Thursday 22. We set off for Newbern. Stopped at KempsFerry, kept by Curtis, where we were kindly entertained, gratis. I feel heaviness through labour and temptation, yet I am given up to God.

Friday 23. I arrived at Newbern. I felt the power of death as I journeyed along. We rode round the town, and could get no certain information about preaching, brother Cole being absent. We were at last taken in at Mr. Lathrop's. The place and people were in such a state, that I judged, by my own feelings, it would be as well to leave them just as I found them-and so I did.

Tuesday 27. It was rather a dry time at the love-feast and sacrament. There was some life and melting while I enforced “ Look unto me, and be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth.” We then rode to His on Island Creek. I went alone into the woods, and had sweet converse with God. At night we were poorly provided against the weather; the house was unfinished ; and, to make matters worse,

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