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In Their Own Words

October 31, 1735

Wesley Respected Sailors

John Wesley had just departed England for Georgia when he received a scare and found respect for sailors, as noted in his journal:

“We sailed out of the Downs. At Eleven at Night I was waked by a great Noise. I soon found, there was no Danger. But the bare Apprehension of it, gave me a lively Conviction, what manner of men those ought to be, who are every Moment on the Brink of Eternity.”

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. 187.