Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Members of the Religious Society of Friends Volume 1

Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Members of the Religious Society of Friends Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...so wise as always to heed that, it will guide thee to everlasting happiness!' " "Another instance is related by a serious person, who, being master of a vessel, was in the harbor of Cape Francois at the time when the blacks revolted, and took arms against the whites. He was leaning on the rail of the quarter-deck, a sorrowful witness of that dreadful scene, when, without any apparent cause, he was suddenly impelled, as by a sense of fear, to quit the rail, and seat himself behind the companionway for shelter. As he left the rail, the mate took his place, and instantly had his thumb fractured by a musket-ball from the shore, which, had not the mas ter removed, must have entered his body." " A sea-captain, well known in Philadelphia, being on the point of going on shipboard, felt his mind so impressed with uneasiness, that he could not proceed, and resigned the command. All he could say on the occasion was, that he was not easy to go; and the event proved he was right in attending to the restraint; for the vessel was lost, as is supposed, being never heard of after touching at Batavia." Many circumstances of a similar character might be collected from the journals of Friends and other sources. One which some of the residents in this city have heard related by a Friend, now deceased, who was acquainted with the person alluded to, is inter-' esting. A man, who was on his way to Europe in a brig, or some craft of small size, one night was aroused from his sleep by a sudden impression of terror, which caused him to spring out of his berth, and, without waiting to dress, hurry up the companion-way. As he reached the top, he saw a dark body rapidly pass ing; instinctively, as it were, he clasped his arms around it, and...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523199
  • 9781236523198