Then Collonel Okey spake a few words, as followeth.
*I will not trouble you with any thing that he hath said, something of which I thought to speak, as to my own Judgement. But this I would leave among you that live in the land of the living. I have been in most Reformed places where they call themselves Protestants, but I must tell you, there is a great deal of difference between their Ministers and the Ministers that be in England; and so of their Professors. And therefore as God hath given you such Ministers as scarce any other Na∣tion hath besides, so that you would honour and respect them; as also Page 57 those that are Professors and godly People; not such as have a shew only, but those that are really such, that you would countenance them, and honour them: for, as for Ministers and People that live according to the Word, I think there is not such again in the World as are to be found in these Nations. I shall add one word further.
I was, as near as I can reckon, a Major and Colonel sixteen years in the Army, (I only speak that, because I have a word to say to ano∣ther thing) I do not know whose Ox or whose Ass I took away in that sixteen years time; and if I have done any man any wrong, I hope and desire they wil forgive me, as one that had many failings. And who∣ever hath proceeded against my Life, either in England or Holland (for there was one (who formerly was my Chaplain) that did pursue me to the very death, where I remained but two nights, and was going back again, for I had done my business) But both him, and all others upon the Earth, I forgive as freely, as I desire the Lord to forgive me. I have no malice either to Judge or Jury, but desire that the Lord would forgive them; as also those in Holland that sent us over, contrary to what they did engage to my Friends: We will say nothing of them, but pray God that our blood may not be laid to their charge, nor to the charge of any in England.
Then Col. Barkstead addressed himself to speak, as followeth.