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Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel   By: (1786-1858)

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MEMOIR AND DIARY

OF JOHN YEARDLEY,

Minister of the Gospel.

EDITED BY CHARLES TYLOR.

"Should time with me now close, I die in peace with my God, and in that love for mankind which believes 'every nation to be our nation, and every man our brother.'" Diary of J. Yeardley. .

PHILADELPHIA: HENRY LONGSTRETH, 1336 CHESTNUT STREET. 1860.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

FROM JOHN YEARDLEY'S CONVERSION TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS PUBLIC MINISTRY, 1803 15.

Birth and occupation Joseph Wood, of Newhouse Anecdote of Thomas Yeardley John Yeardley's conversion He enters T. D. Walton's linen warehouse Joins the Society of Friends Marriage with Elizabeth Dunn Commencement of his Diary A. Clarke's "Commentary" Enters into business on his own account Visit of Sarah Lameley Call to the ministry

CHAPTER II.

FROM HIS ENTRANCE ON THE MINISTRY IN 1815, TO HIS COMMISSION TO RESIDE IN GERMANY IN 1820.

First offerings in the ministry Is unsuccessful in business Removes to Bentham His views on the Christian ministry Visit of Hannah Field Is recorded a minister Visits Kendal and Lancaster, in company with Joseph Wood Visit to Friends at Barnsley Journey to York Letters to Thomas Yeardley

CHAPTER III.

FROM HIS COMMISSION TO RESIDE ABROAD IN 1820, TO HIS REMOVAL TO GERMANY IN 1822.

Prospect of residing in Germany Visit from John Kirkham Liverpool Quarterly Meeting Public meeting at Wray Visit of Ann Jones Journey to Leeds Death of Joseph Wood Illness of Elizabeth Yeardley Her death John Yeardley goes to Hull Extracts from Elizabeth Yeardley's letters Testimony concerning Joseph Wood

CHAPTER IV.

HIS FIRST RESIDENCE IN GERMANY, 1822 24.

Sails to Hamburg His lodging at Eppendorf Arrives at Pyrmont Friedensthal Religious service with Thomas Shillitoe Establishment of the Reading and Youths' meetings at Pyrmont Mode of bleaching Visiters at the Baths attend Pyrmont meeting J.Y. visits Minden and Eidinghausen Plan for helping the Friends of Minden Journey to Leipzig Returns to England

CHAPTER V.

FROM HIS RETURN TO ENGLAND IN 1824, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF HIS FIRST CONTINENTAL JOURNEY IN 1825.

Mental depression Journey with Elizabeth H. Walker through the Midland Counties Yearly Meeting Returns to Friedensthal Humiliation Certificate for the South of France Martha Savory's visit to the Continent Journey to Rotterdam

Chapter VI.

HIS FIRST CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1825 26.

John Yeardley and his companions leave Pyrmont Visit Elberfeld, Creveldt, Mühlheim, &c. Neuwied the Inspirirten Journey to Berlenburg Are placed under arrest at Erndebrück Set at liberty by the Landrath of Berlenburg The Old and New Separatists Gelnhausen and Raneberg Pforzheim H. Kienlin Stuttgardt, Basle, &c. Zurich the Gessner family Berne Geneva Journey to Congenies Religious service in the South of France St. Etienne Return to England

CHAPTER VII.

HIS MARRIAGE WITH MARTHA SAVORY, 1826 27.

John Yeardley goes into Yorkshire Death of his parents Marriage with Martha Savory Biographical notice of Martha Savory Letter from Martha Yeardley J. and M. Y. take up their abode at Burton, near Barnsley

CHAPTER VIII.

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1827 28.

PART I. GERMANY.

J. and M.Y. sail to Rotterdam Minden, &c. Journey to the shores of the North Sea Visit to the colonists on the Grodens Fredericks Oort Frankfort Darmstadt Durkheim Stuttgart Kornthal Wilhelmsdorf

CHAPTER IX.

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL JOURNEY, 1827 28.

PART II. SWITZERLAND.

Schaffhausen Beuggen Zurich Hofwyl Geneva A. Bost Lausanne Neufchâtel Berne and the neighborhood Montmirail Neufchâtel Locle Mary Anne Calame Journey through France Guernsey Accident on the water

CHAPTER X.

HOME OCCUPATIONS AND TRAVELS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 1828 33.

Illness of Martha Yeardley Letter from M.A. Calame Yearly Meeting Letter from Auguste Borel Public meetings in Yorkshire Death of James A. Wilson Journey through the Western Counties Various religious engagements Journey through Wales with Elizabeth Dudley Visit to Lancashire Removal to Scarborough Establishment of a Bible class at ditto Prospects of a journey to Greece Argyri Climi Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders

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