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In Their Own Words

January 18, 1736

Sailors Denied Storm Danger

John Wesley was thankful for deliverance from the previous day’s storm, though he discovered more experienced sailors did not share his feelings:

“Sund. 18. We returned God Thanks for our Deliverance, of which a few appear’d duly sensible. But the rest (among whom were most of the Sailors) denied we had been in any Danger. I could not have believed that so little Good would have been done by the Terror they were in before. But it cannot be that they should obey God from Fear, who are deaf to the Motives of Love.”

Source: [no author or editor cited], Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 189.