Jonathan Dickenson

God's Protecting Providence

James Phillips


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Seventh edition of God's Protecting Providence by leader of the Quakers, Jonathan Dickenson.

  • Jonathan Dickenson (American).
  • God's Protecting Providence, Man's Surest Help and Defence in time of Greatest Difficulty and Most Imminent Danger, Evidenced in the markable Deliverance of Robert Barrow, with divers other Persons, from the devouring Waves of the Sea, amongst which they suffered Shipwreck; and also from the cruel devouring Jaws of the inhuman Cannibals of Florida.
  • London: by James Phillips, 1790.
  • 136 pages.
  • Bound in half brown morocco, gilt decorated spine, blind stamp to front blank endleaf of "D Hicks & Co. Book Binders San Francisco."

This work relates the shipwreck of Dickenson, his family, Robert Barrow, an elderly Quaker missionary, some 20 other passengers, slaves, crew and an Indian girl. The vessel had set sail from Jamaica in 1696 when the ship was wrecked in a storm off the east coast of Florida, landing near Jupiter Island, about 20 miles north of present-day West Palm Beach. The party, after getting safely ashore, was seized by natives and stripped of their clothing and other possessions. The natives made no effort to kill or enslave them, but let them proceed some 200 miles to St. Augustine, where they were befriended by the Spaniards, who then sent them on their way to Charleston, and eventually to Philadelphia. One of the most popular of 18th-century captivity narratives.

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