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internally, which was afterwards the cause of freqent discharges of blood from his mouth and ears.

Letter from James Shand.

In the 10th month, 1831, John Wroe went to Whitby, to which place (no coach running direct,) the coach fare could not be paid further than York, and it was therefore paid to that town by Matthew Shaw, of Leeds, at the Bull and Mouth, who also commissioned the guard to pay his fare from York to Whitby, for which purpose he delivered him the money, but the guard left it at the Tavern, the house at which his coach stopped, and the porter went with it to the Black Swan, from which place the coach for Whitby started. John Wroe having to wait on the coach, called on Charles Lyon, a staymaker, in Minster gate, (a person with whom he had previously a slight acquaintance.) After John's departure, Charles, having heard that John did not handle money, sent his wife to the Black Swan Coach office, to inquire of the bookkeeper who paid his (John's) coach fare to Whitby, who answered "He paid it himself.” John's coach fare from Whitby back to York was paid by John Fortune, shoemaker, who also by the same coach sent á parcel directed to Charles Lyon, containing money for John's coach fare to Leeds. The coach arriving at York, and John, accompanied by the porter carrying the parcel, entering Charles Lyon's; Charles's wife said, “We'll have nothing to do with this man or his parcel :" then Charles charged him with lying in saying he never carried money.

At John's request, Charles accompanied him to the coach office, at the Black Swan; in Charles's pressence John said to the bookkeeper, “Who paid my coach fare to Whitby?” The bookkeeper said, “You paid it yourself.” Then at John's further request, Charles accompanied him to the Tavern, to the office to which John had come to on his arrival from Leeds; on arriving, Charles, without waiting to hear what would pass, accused John with lying, at the same time professing to be a prophet of the Lord. John interrogated the bookkeeper, “Who paid my coach fare to Whitby ?” The bookkeeper said, “Our porter.” The proprietor being present, said to the porter, “Go along with the man, and speak the truth."

He accordingly went with him to the Black Swan, and said to the bookkeeper, “Who paid this man's coach fare to Whitby?” The bookkeeper answered, “He paid it himself.” John said, “You are a liar, and you know it."

know it.” On which the bookkeeper threatened to have him taken into custody for an assault, but John repeated his words, and presently a mob gathered at the door. The porter said, “Then if this man paid his coach fare himself

, you have been paid twice, for I paid you it; I gave you half a sovereign, return me my money again.” Here the bookkeeper being detected in a lie, was puzzled for an answer; but

endeavoured to overcome swearing

John then accompanied Charles back to his house, and the parcel containing the money for John's coach fare to Leeds was opened, and for some time left so, on the counter: by and" by Charles, or his wife, asserted there was half-a-crown missing. John said, “Well, you surely do not think that I have taken it." Charles said I doubt that. John replied, “ Then you shall search me.” On which Charles searched all his pockets, and luggage, but found no money. John proceeded, “ As you have searched me, I will have you searched and at the same time went out for a policeman, but was immediately called back by Charles's wife, who said she had found it, her son had taken it and been playing with it in the yard. John lodged there that night, full of sorrow; yet glad that he had obtained the victory over his enemies.

CHAPTER VII.

Divine Communications; chiefly Commands for his

own observance.-1823.

Leeds, 15th of 1st month, 1823. This morning I dreamt that I was in a pew, in a large place of worship, where there was a large congregation, and many clergymen; I saw a young man of high stature stand up before the clergy, who said he would destroy the earth; and I fled out of the pew into aisle.

The answer of the Spirit: The young man whom I shewed thee, who stood so boldly

before the clergy, is the Branch of me, Jesus, who shall be the life of Israel, and sweep away the refuge of lies; and cast Satan' down into the bottomless pit for a thousand years. Be thou valiant, and set up a standard, and declare my words, until I bring forth this young man; and then thou shalt flee as thou fleddest out

. Written from John Wroe's mouth by Samuel Walker, of Bradford.

of the pew.

London, 11th of 4th month, 1823. I, JESUS, who am the root and offspring of David, command thee to go forth unto all those nations, which I shall tell thee of; and tell them I am bringing forth my servant, the Branch, who shall come in the name of Shiloh.

Now stand thou boldly before them, and tell them that the Mighty God of Israel has sent thee unto them; and if they will hearken to the word that I give thee, and gather themselves together, and unite as with one heart, and serve me with one consent, then 1 will bring them forth, and place thee among them, till the time that I reveal my son Shiloh. But if they refuse to hear my voice by thee, I will do as I did unto the Egyptians, for death shall be among them in every town and city where they are, until they acknowledge it. Therefore be not dismayed at their looks, for I will give thee the line and the plummet, until the time they acknowledge me, whom the Hebrews condemned and the Gentiles pierced

Liverpool, 17th of 4th month, 1823. BE thou strong and valiant, and likewise him that shall be with thee, for I will make your voices like the voices of roaring lions, and thy voice shall be heard from pole to pole. For I have searched thee out from amongst my people, in a family of dry bones, wherein is no soundness, and they shall be thy greatest foes, and thy two worldly brothers will swell hard against thee. Have not I, Jesus, given thee these lines?

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Robert Harling, of Thornhill.

Bay of Biscay, 1st of 5th month, 1823. I CAUSED the winds to obey thy voice, and I have caused him that is with thee to be a witness of it; for I have caused a calm for two days and nights, that thou mightest see that I was with thee, to perform all my words, which I spoke unto thee; for I will cause seven men to travel with thee, and these seven men shall be witnesses against them when I perform my work.

Now, I tell thee, these people to whom thou art going will do great things unto thee; therefore do thou nothing in thy own strength, neither be guided by them, for if thou art, thy troubles will be great.

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Robert Harling.

Gibraltar, 21st of 5th month, 1823. Now I tell thee, the Hebrews will not receive thee yet; for if they received thee now it would be no trial to my people who have received my word before. Be thou of a contrite heart, for I will make thee roar like a lion after the prey of my Spirit; for the clergy shall call thee a madman, and the lawyers shall tell thee learning maketh thee foolish : king's shall ask thee questions, and not be able to answer thee; and the Hebrews shall gnash their teeth at their Rabbies, saying, “ Is this the doctrine you kept us so long dark in? We will not uphold your robes any longer, for God has given us a light and we will follow it; and we will be no more either Hebrews or Gentiles, but the true Israel of God.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by Robert Harling.

St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar, 29th of 5th month,

1823. Ye shall yet go to Jerusalem, and declare my words there; and thou shalt prophesy there, and I will perform it against that people. And I will shew thee the place where I suffered, and where my temple shall be built, and thou shalt see the foundation thereof, for I laid the corner stone in the Scriptures, as thou hast seen in vision; and as thou hast seen it spiritually, thou shalt see it temporally, if thou watch my movings.

Did I not tell thee they should receive thee in this place? I sent my angels before thee to prepare the way. Did I not tell thee at first that Satan desired to have thee, that he might sift thee as wheat? But thou art not in his hand, though he fights hard against thee.

Thou hast wept much in the ship, but thou shalt weep more in Jerusalem, for they will do strange things unto thee; but I will deliver thee from them : fear thou not, for I will prepare for thee. And thou

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