William Bush

William Bush

William Bush (1794-1844) was a ship carpenter on board a sailing vessel called the “Henry Freeling,” which was purchased by the Society of Friends and used by Daniel Wheeler in his missionary voyages to the islands of the North and South Pacific. Upon setting out from England, Bush was a man hardened by sin and rebellion, and captivated by the passing pleasures of this world. But through continued interactions with that eminent servant of the Lord, Daniel Wheeler, he says “my Redeemer snatched me from the claws of hell and brought me to the blessed Light of life.” This short publication gives an affecting account of a prodigal’s whole-hearted return to the Father, and includes much of the written correspondence that passed between these two men during the two years they were together at sea.

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William Bush (1794-1844) was a ship carpenter on board a sailing vessel called the “Henry Freeling,” which was purchased by the Society of Friends and used by Daniel Wheeler in his missionary voyages to the islands of the North and South Pacific. Upon setting out from England, Bush was a man hardened by sin and rebellion, and captivated by the passing pleasures of this world. But through continued interactions with that eminent servant of the Lord, Daniel Wheeler, he says “my Redeemer snatched me from the claws of hell and brought me to the blessed Light of life.” This short publication gives an affecting account of a prodigal’s whole-hearted return to the Father, and includes much of the written correspondence that passed between these two men during the two years they were together at sea.

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The Life of William Bush

William Bush

The Life of William Bush

A brief account of William Bush, a carpenter on board the sailing vessel used by Daniel Wheeler in his missionary voyages to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean, containing a relation of his heart-felt conversion to the Lord, and the several letters that passed between these two men during their two years together at sea.

  • 58 pages
  • journal, letters
Map of U.K.

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The Journal of Daniel Wheeler

Daniel Wheeler

Daniel Wheeler, the Friend who was so instrumental in the conversation and early spiritual instruction of William Bush, kept a journal of his own eventful life, in which he relates his dramatic change from a dissolute sailer to a humble disciple of Christ, and later in life chronicles his extraordinary missionary journeys to the various islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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