LIFE OF RICHARD BAXTER. 187 '' &Leaving most of my family at Acton, compassed about with thè'plague, at the writing of this, through the mercy of my dear God, and Father in Christ, I am hitherto in safety and comfort in the house of my dearly beloved and honored friend, Mr. Richard Hampden, of Hampden, in Iuckinghamshire, the true heir of his famous father's sincerity, piety,' and devotedness to God whose person and family the Lord preserve;' honor them that honor him, and be their everlasting rest and portion. "Hampden, September 28, 1665. "* * Narrative, Part II. p. 448.