The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
assisting me. We asked the Lord to have mercy on the poor people. July 27th. We traveled to-day hastening towards Pennsylvania. We came to an old German, the brother-in-law of W. F. [William Frey (?)]. He asked me whether I had preached yesterday. I said: Yes. Whether I had preached a new doctrine? " Father," I said, "I know no new doctrine, but the same old gospel which the apostles had, Jesus the Crucified." We traveled to Fredericktown [Winchester, in Frederick County, Va.], where we stopped with an old shoemaker. Here we bought some provisions, and then continued our journey. When we left the town the justice of the peace came into the house [of the shoemaker] inquiring for us. But we had left. We stayed over night with an old father 98 years of age. July 28th. We met a German J. D. who was well acquainted with the brethren in former years. He showed us much love. We blessed Virginia and, crossing the Patomik, we came to Maryland. hearts had been closed against us. The German minister [Rev. George S. Klug], who lives seventy miles from there and corresponds with Muehlenberg, visits them two or three times every year and administers the communion. He is probably a Hallensian. [This is not correct—see the diary of Gottschalk in the present number, under date April 7, 1748.] He is much praised because he is very earnest and strict among his people. He has great influence with the Governor." 16This is perhaps the old Mr. Funk, mentioned by Schnell in 1749. See Virginia Magazine, Vol. XI, p. 130.