Mr. ALEXANDER PEDEN,
A faithful Minister of the Gospel at GLENLUCE,
Who departed this Life, Jan. 28, 1686,
And was raised, after Six Weeks, out of his Grave,
And buried here out of contempt.
After this, that troop of dragoons came to quarter in the parish of Cambusnethen: Two of them were quartered in the house of James Gray, my acquaintance; they being frighted in their sleep, started up, and clapped their hands, crying, Peden, Peden! These two dragoons affirmed, that out of their curiosity they opened his coffin, to see his corpse, and yet he had no smell, tho' he had been forty days dead. All the foregoing articles I was assured of, except the 40th, which is said he spoke to John Clark in Muirbrock, within the bounds of Carrick, in the year 1685, and has been passing from hand to hand in writ. I sent a friend 20 mile to him, for the certainty of it; and althO' he was my old acquaintance, he delayed to give it. But I am informed, that some other friends, enquired at the said John, who owned that the 40th passage was all one, for substance, with what Mr. Peden said to him. There are other two passages I have often heard, and doubt nothing of the truth of them, though the times and places be not mentioned, viz. One day preaching in the fields, in his prayer he prayed earnestly for the preservation of the people: and again and again he prayed for that man that was to lose his life. The enemies came upon them the same day, and fired upon the people, and there was none of then either wounded or killed, save one man, and he was shot dead. Another time he was preaching, and giving a very large offer of Christ, in the