From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
S Lambeth, June 28th, 1688.
HONRD SR,I have beene imployd in ye visiting my Lord Canterburys diocese for him, else I had beene in your parts sooner, in order to my Voyage for my Island. I came back butt last night from yt imploy to Lambeth, & there I stay till tomorrow bee over to see wt will become of ye Seven Champions of our Church, & then for Oxon. in a fortnights time I hope to wayte upon yu att Valeroyall, & desire ye Salarys for ye Schoolmaster att Ramsy & ye preacher & Schoolmr att Duglasse may bee ready for me to carry over wth mee, yt so I may bee welcome to yt poor people. Yu have always been a most generous patron to ym, & I beseech yu not now to forsake em, yt so they may have all incouragemts to continue ym firme to ye protestant church in this time of Tryall for I doubt nt butt yu . have heard wee have a Seminary of Romish Priests and Jesuits sending over thither which necessitates my going over wth all ye speed I can to withstand their pceedings to my uttermost & I hope God will give such a blessing to my weake butt syncere indeavours, yt I shall preserve yt little nation from their corruptions, however I will doe my indeavours and leave ye event to God. My humble Service to yr Selfe yr excellent Lady & good Brother.
I am, with all imaginable respect,
Sr., yr most humble Servt,
* Written on the eve of the trial of the seven bishops.