remained under the protection of Friend Isaac about a week.
Spies were seen lurking round the house for several days; but they disappeared at last.
Supposing this was only a trick to put them off their guard, a colored man was employed to run out of the house after dark.
The enemies who were lying in ambush, rushed out and laid violent hands upon him. They released him as soon as they discovered their mistake; but the next day Friend Hopper
had them arrested, and compelled them to enter into bonds for their good behavior.
On the following evening the same man was employed to run out again; and this time he was not interrupted.
The third evening, John Smith
himself ventured forth from his hiding-place, and arrived safely in New-Jersey
He let himself to a worthy farmer, and soon gained the confidence and good will of all the family.
He ate at the same table with them, and sat with them on Sunday afternoons, listening to their reading of the Scriptures and other religious books.
This system of equality did not diminish the modesty of his deportment, but rather tended to increase his habitual humility.
He remained there several months, during which time he never dared to visit his family, though only eight miles distant from them.
This was a great source of unhappiness; for he was naturally affectionate,