Here we called at a person's house to whom we were recommended, but the mistress of it was not at home, and the overseer of the slaves was at first unwilling to receive us. However, finding we were wet and strangers, he was at last prevailed on to let us abide there all night; and in a little time furnished us with a good fire, with some meat, milk and a cake baked on the hearth, which was exceedingly refreshing.
I could not help noticing how the devil loves to represent God as all mercy or all justice. When persons are awakened he would if possible tempt them to despair; when dead in trespasses and sins he tempts them to presume. Lord, preserve us from making shipwreck against either of these rocks.