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" Susannah, his wife, who deceased the 4th day of
May, 1672, to whose pious memory and his
own Honour, Nicholas,
Their only son, a just inheritor of his father's virtues,
hath paid his last duty in this monument, 1676."
"Here also lies interred the body of Captain Nicholas Tettersell, his son, who departed this life the 4th of the calends of October, 1701, in the fifty-seventh year of his age.
With reference to the escape of King Charles II., the following has recently appeared in a new edition of Bunyain's Pilgrim's Progress. After describing the fallen for­tunes of that Monarch, following his defeat at Worcester, during a space of six weeks, we read : " At length he arrived at Brighton, then a little fishing town, and suc­ceeded in escaping in a little vessel to France. The same left Shoreham, and at night stood over to France, and returned to Poole, no one discovering that they had been out of their course."
A letter recently found among the archives of Devon­shire House shows the important aid Charles received from the mate of the vessel, Eichard Carver, who was a Quaker. He recognised the King, who pretended to be a bankrupt merchant, flying from the bailiffs. Carver assured him that his life was safe in his hands, and kept the crew in ignorance of the quality of their passenger. When they arrived on the French coast, off Fecamp, he rowed him to the shore, and in shoal water carried him on his shoulders to the land. Many years had passed away, when Carver, on his return from the West Indies, found a vast number of Quakers imprisoned for conscience sake. Whitehead and Moore, the leading members of the Society of Friends, entreated his sympathy, and with him gained access to the King, who
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