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OF

THE LIFE, LABOURS, AND TRAVELS

OF

THOMAS SHILLITOE,

IN THE

SERVICE OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

" A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste
to be rich, shall not be innocent.”—PROVERBS, xxviii. 20.

“ Seest thou a man diligent in his business, [his Lord's business,] he
shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men [only]."--
PROVERBS, xxii. 29.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

HARVEY AND DARTON,

GRACECHURCH-STREET.

1839.

LONDON :

JOSEPH RICKERBY, PRINTFR,

SHER BOURN-LANE.

DKF

554

CHAPTER XXIII.- Page 1.

The Author presents an Address to the King (George IV.) at Windsor-

His prospects of religious service on the Continent, 1824-Pays visits
to the London Police Magistrates, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and
the Bishop of London-Proceeds to Hull.

CHAPTER XXIV.–Page 14.

Sails to Hamburgh—Proceeds to Altona; his services at both places, also
at Hanover-Visits families of Friends at Minden, &c.--Proceeds by
Pyrmont, &c. to Berlin-Interesting visit to the Crown Prince.

CHAPTER XXV.- Page 33.

Visit to Spandau Prison-His interesting interview with the King of

Prussia-Returns again to Spandau ; memorable time with the pri-

-His Address to pious persons in the higher circles at Berlin-

Is left alone.

CHAPTER XXVI.— Page 51.

Proceeds to Hamburgh, and thence to Kiel and Copenhagen-His inter-

view with the Crown Princess-Addresses the King of Denmark, Visits

the Crown Prince and Princess Caroline-His other engagements in Co-

penhagen.

CHAPTER XXVII.--Page 69.

Quits Copenhagen for Elsineur, and sails to Cronstadt-Arrives at Peters-

burgh; settles in lodgings for the winter–His trying circumstances

whilst sojourning in this city.

CHAPTER XXVIII.- Page 88.

The Author witnesses the great food at Petersburg, (11th mo., 1824)

Writes an Address to the English Protestants in Russia–His deeply
interesting interview with the Emperor Alexander-Second visit to the
Emperor-Visits the prisons-Prepares to journey homeward with
Daniel Wheeler-Quits the Russian territory.

CHAPTER XXIX.- Page 118.

Proceeds by Memel, &c. to Berlin, and thence to Helvoetsluys; sails

to Harwich-Reaches home (3d mo., 1825)--Visit to Buxton-IIis in-

terview with the Duke of Devonshire-His prospect of religious ser-

vice in America.

CHAPTER XXX.–Page 132.

Leaves home for Liverpool-Sails for New York, (7th mo. 1826)—0c-

currences on the voyage-Arrives at New York.

CHAPTER XXXI.- Page 150.

Visits meetings in and about New York-Elias Hicks.

CHAPTER XXXII.- Page 169.

Quits New York, and proceeds northwards—Visits Indian settlements.

CHAPTER XXXIII.- Page 190.

Proceeds towards Upper Canada; visiting many meetings, also some

Indian settlements.

CHAPTER XXXIV.-Page 215.

1827. Meetings in Upper Canada-Returns to New York; attends Yearly
Meeting there : also that of New England, and many meetings therein.

CHAPTER XXXV.–Page 241.

Returns to New York, and thence to Philadelphia-Attends Baltimore

Yearly Meeting-His visit to a slave-merchant-Interview with the
President of the United States—Visit to a slave-owner-Returns to
Philadelphia-Hicksites.

CHAPTER XXXVI.–Page 287.

Attends meetings in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, &c.

CHAPTER XXXVII.- Page 306.

Attends the Yearly Meeting in Philadelphia, (1828); also that of New

York-Scene of riot thereat through Hicksite violence, &c.—The Au-
thor's treatment by the Hicksites— Returns to Philadelphia.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.-Page 324.

Proceeds towards Ohio-Visits many meetings—Frequently falls in with

Elias Hicks—Various troubles from the Separatists-Attends Ohio
Yearly Meeting--- Tumultuous conduct of the Hicksites.

CHAPTER XXXIX.–Page 349.

Visits meetings in Ohio and Indiana-Attends Indiana Yearly Meeting-

Proceeds to North Carolina-Slaves-Attends North Carolina Yearly

Meeting ; also divers meetings in his way to Virginia–Reaches Rich-

mond.

CHAPTER XL.–Page 373.

Returns to Baltimore- Attends many meetings—Reaches Philadelphia-

Attends the Yearly Meeting there (1829): also those of New York and
New England-Visits the Penitentiary at Sing Sing-Sails for England,
and reaches home.

CHAPTER XLI.–Page 392.

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
a meeting of the Temperance Society - Visit to the King and Queen at
Windsor in 1832—-His affectionate Address to the King, &c.—Conclud-
ing Remarks-His last illness and death.

JOURNAL

OF THE

LIFE OF THOMAS SHILLITOE.

CHAPTER XXIII.

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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

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