Reclaimed Felons

: Sailors.

The late Dr. Lettsom says, "I have been so happy as to
reform two highwaymen who had robbed me; and from this I think that few of

our fellow-creatures are so hardened, as to be impenetrable to repentance.

One of these men has since been twice in the Gazette promotions, as a

military officer. The other married, and became a respectable farmer in


A similar story is told by the celebrated Rowland Hill. He was attacked by

a highwayman, whom he succeeded in convincing of the evil of his way of

life, and who afterwards became a most faithful servant to him. The secret

was never revealed by Mr. Hill until the death of the servant.