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The Bishop's motive for escaping from the pursuit were, that he was aware of the violence of parties at Paris, that he knew his friends and parishionners at Leon would defend him, and that some blood therefore would be split in the conflict.

The Officers of the Marechaussée arrived with their carriage about half an hour after he had quitted the place ; they enquired for him at M. de ________'s, where he had been that evening, and announced their intention of a more particular search the next morning, an account being brought of this to the Bishop, he thought a ... the following day, Saturday Feb. 26, in the fields and woods, disguised as a sportman following game.

Being informed that the Officers had been sent another way by some of his friends, he returned to the same house at night ; the next morning, Sunday the 27th, he determined to quit the country, and bargained with and English smuggler which was at Roscoff, a small port in Brittany, to take hime to England, and it was agreed a boat should be ready to take him up at 10 o'clock at night

He determined to take no baggage with him, and had wished nobody to accompany him ; but many persons came to attend him ; and he could not prevent two of them from so doing. He set out at half past eight, and, after immense fatigue, arrived at the rendezvous by a circuitous path at 11 o'clock ; his hands torn, his legs bruised, and his fette quite wet. " Providentally", he says, for this is his own account, and in his own words, " I had a pair od dry stockings, and the boat-man lent me a pair of shoes ". The set fail on Monday morning, the 28th, at six o'clock, the wind E.N.E. with a high sea. They saw the English coast on Tuesday afternoon, March the 1st ; but an apprehension of the Custom-house Officers and the look-out boats made the paster of the vessel put off frequently from the land ; this continued all Wednesday, and they did not anchor till Thursday morning, the 3d of March at 2 o'lock, in Mounts Bay.

When the vessel was unlading, a boat came to take him up about five o'clock, and conducted him to the only house there was on the shore, kept by one Peter Carter, who spoke French, and supplied him with some warn gin and water and a bed, where he got some little rest, of which, he says in his Diary, he " had the more need, as he had spent three nights in a vile leaky boat, in very bad weather, without any bed except some sail-cloth and sailors cloaths on planks, and barrels of brandy. But, providentially ", the good man adds, " I was not sea-sick ; otherwise I could not have borne it, joined to the cold and the uneasiness of me feet ".

His host conducted him to Marazion, about a league distant. He there met with some French, and English who understood French, who changed some French silver he had still left. He met, likewise, with a Mr Churchill, clerk to Mr Fox, near Falmouth, who gave him a letter to Mrs Scott, of Prenryn, and told him where Mr Clainsie lived, who had lived and whom he had known in Britanny, viz. near St. Austle, in his way to London. He stopped and slept at Mrs Scott's at Penryn, and set out on Saturday the 5th of March for the residence of Mr. Clainsie, whom he found at dinner with his family. At first they thought him an apparition, and could not believe their eyes ; but after they knew him (more by his voice than his person) and they had heard his ..., they burst into tears. Being Catholics, he officiated on the Sunday ; they loaded him with civilities, and it was with difficulty he got away on Thursday, after having passed ...-Wednesday with them. Mr Clainsie insisted on his son accompanying the Bishop to London, which the latter consented to, finding the young man wished it in order to visit his brother, whom he had not seen for three years.

He met at Mr. Clainsie's Mr Brindle, a Catholic priest, who gave him a letter to Lord Arundel, at Wardour-castle, and whom he intended to visit in his way to London.

They arrived at Exeter the 11th where, the Bishop says, a superb Cathedral reminded him what was formerly the Religion of this Island ; the