A Narrative of the Life, Travels and Sufferings of Thomas W. Smith: Comprising an Account of His Early Life, Adoption by the Gipsys; His Travels during Eighteen Voyages to Various Parts of the World… near the South Pole


Some of the text in the Hathi Trust version of this early whaleman’s memoir is illegible from over-inking in the original, but there is this account of a typical promise of conversion: