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with great opposition; the captain publicly forbade his men to go to him for private instruction, though no less, at last, than two hundred and fifty of them sought the "over-tired" but persevering servant of Christ for that purpose. Those also whom religion had separated from the sinful habits and company of their unawakened comrades, were much derided, but grace enabled them to stand. A great alteration, however, took place; punishments soon diminished and order prevailed in the regiment, to a degree never before witnessed, and the commander at length discovered the excellent cause of this salutary change. Genuine zeal had now its full triumph and its rich reward-the officers waited on Mr. Walker in a body, to acknowledge the good effects of his wise and sedulous exertions, and to thank him for the reformation he had produced in their ranks.


These interesting men left Truro on the 19th of January, after nine weeks' stay. The parting scene was indescribably affecting. They assembled the last evening in the society's room, to hear their beloved minister's farewell prayer and exhortation. you," said Mr. Walker to a friend, "but seen their countenances, what thankfulness, love, sorrow, and joy, sat upon them;-they hoped they might bring forth some fruit; they hoped to meet us again at the right hand of Jesus in his illustrious day. Amen." It was an hour of mingled distress and comfort: the hearts of some were so full, that they clasped the hand of the beloved instrument of their conversion, and turned away without a word. They began their morning's march praising God for bringing them under

the sound of his gospel; and as they slowly passed along, turned round to catch occasional glimpses of the town as they gradually lost sight of it, exclaiming, "God bless Truro." They saw their spiritual leader no more on earth, but were consoled by the hope of a triumphant meeting in the armies of heaven.

Two letters were preserved by Mr. Walker, as precious memorials of this labour of love. The first was

written by a man who, when he came to Truro, "knew little more of Christ," to use his minister's expression, "than if he had lived in China." It shall be given in all its genuine simplicity, without any correction to destroy its interest.

Dated at Dock, January 17th, 1757.


Since I left you, I have had great trials, and is likely to have daily. But still I trust to Christ for to enable me to withstand them all; for on our march here, each day religion was thrown in my teeth by calling me methodist, and saying that I had made confession of all my sins to Mr. Walker. I made answer, and said they might say what they pleased, but the day would come when they must confess to a greater than he, that is the Lord Jesus, in whom I trust for help to withstand all the temptations of the devil, the flesh, and this wicked world, which I have to war against. But Christ has promised to assist them that trust in him for aid, which is my great comfort, for I always pray to him, and hold him in view as my Saviour and Redeemer. And I hope the God of all glory will be always with me, to enable me

to fight on my good fight to salvation, and when the great and terrible day of the Lord shall come, I may be found acceptable in his sight, and be received into that heavenly kingdom which is purchased for me by the blood of Christ, and all poor condemed sinners; me the worst of all, deserving nothing but damnation and the heavy wrath of God for offending him, and breaking his commands, and making his sabbath a day of sport and drunkness. Yet for all my great offences, transgression, and sin, I do sincerely believe that Christ's riteousness is able to save me and nothing else, by still applying to him, and praying to him as a poor miserable condemed sinner, hoping he will wash away my sins through his blood, and by giving me a new heart, I may be made a child of God through Christ Jesus. Amen.

I find my heart inclined greatly to the ways of the Lord, and ready to obey his commands; but when I left you I was under some dread of falling, but I find the contrary, thanks be to God. And although my parting was sorrowful, yet I hope we shall meet again with joy in the kingdom of heaven, never more to be parted, but to sit together singing prais to God and the Lamb, for ever and for ever, Amen. And may the God of all glory bless you, and all my dear brethren, now and for ever, for, under God, you was the means of bring me to salvation. I desire your prayers always, as mine is for you night and morning, weak as they are. Pray remember me to all my dr. brethren. Let Mr. Burnet know I had the book he sent me, and I return him thanks. Pray remember me to Mr. Rusel and Mrs. Rusel, and I pray God reward them, and

my prayers is never wanting for them. I write to Mrs. Roberts the same time, and my wife likewise. I hope in my next you shall have the news that we are met in our little society together. All my dear brethren desires to be remembered to you, and all these brethren in the Lord. John Roberts and I is comarads in the Barick. Derect to Henry Robinson, Granadeer in Colonol Anstruther's reg. of foot, in the upper baricks number 11. So I conclude, being all from your affecnate child in the Lord,


Excuse all I have said amiss, being wrote at a barick table with 14 men.

The Rev. Mr. Walker,

Minister in Truro,


The second of these letters was addressed to a member of the Truro Society, and the names of two of the soldiers, seemingly men of tolerable education, are appended to it.


When I consider the value you put upon me, one of the unworthiest of God's sinful creatures, I cannot but be ashamed and lie low in the dust; and especially the more, when I consider what a regard you had, and have for the salvation of my precious and never-dying soul, and that when I seemed to have but very little concern for it myself. I cannot but be under the ties of gratitude to you, and especially to worthy Mr. Walker, all my life long, for having such

a concern for such as I am. My sudden removal is no small heart-break to me, and that because I did not employ my time better than I did when I had the means, which now the Lord in his providence hath been pleased to deprive me of. I confess that it was rightly done that the Lord should remove me, and all those who are like to me, unto a remote corner of darkness, because I was not more mindful of that which belonged to my everlasting peace; but now I may say it is in a manner hid from mine eyes. I am much obliged to you for your encouraging [me] to bestir myself, in a life of universal usefulness among my brethren soldiers, and you may be assured whatever lies in my power to do, I shall most willingly and heartily do it under God; but alas it is the fewest who seem to have any concern for their souls' salvation amongst us, and my speaking to them must be in vain. I judge no man: many would desire to die the death of the righteous, that would not desire to live their life; and [I] know that has been my case. Serjeant Moore for ever blesses the day that ever he saw Truro, and we both hope in the Almighty God to see it again, and to hear the glad tidings of salvation as formerly. But if it hath pleased God that we should not see it again, we trust in the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that the seed sown there by the faithful servant of our Lord, shall not be as water spilt on the ground; and although it seems just now to lie under clouds and storms, that one day or other the Sun of righteousness will be pleased to shine on it [by] little, and little, till he brings it to the powerful day. For ever blessed be [God] that you

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