Here he paid his first visit to Commissary Garden, and at his entreaty preached the next Sunday morn ing and evening, in a grand church, resembling one of the new churches in London. He was desired by some of the inhabitants, to speak in behalf of the poor orphans; and the collection amounted to seventy pounds sterling. Wesley's ministry, soon came to see him. The other Captain also, about the same time, met him as he was coming from between decks, and desired, that they might have public service and expounding twice a-day in the great cabin. Whitefield on board, and offered him a most commodious birth; but he did not think it right to leave his ship-mates in distress, and therefore returned to his own ship, with such things as they were pleased to give him. God was pleas ed soon to give success to his endeavours this way; for several of them joined with him, and notwith standing the contempt they knew it would bring up on them, met together from time to time for religi ous exercises. He likewise imagined, that he must relinquish external duties, and public worship; and lastly, which was no small trial and affliction to him that he must deny himself the pleasure of conversing with his religious friends. About the middle of August, having settled ore that came with him as schoolmaster in a neighbouring village, and left his friend Mr. Some of the clergy now began to shew their dis pleasure more and more; so that in two days time, five churches were denied him. Such could not fail to observe, that his eloquence was in a great measure the effect of his genius, and proceeded chiefly from that peculiar assemblage of extraordinary talents with which God had endowed him. But these, instead of hurting him, formed a lane for him, and car ried him along to the middle of the Fields, where a table had been placed, which was broken in pieces by the crowd and afterwards back again to the wall that then parted the upper and lower Moorfields; from whence he preached without molestation, to an ex ceeding great multitude in the lower Fields. Nor was he without opposition even from some of his friends. All this I was apprized of, but think it most prudent not to repeat grie vances. This is no other than the house of GOD, and the gate of Heaven!