From Thomas Percival
AL: American Philosophical Society
<Manchester, January 10, 1775, a note in the third person: Presents his compliments and encloses an extract from Bede’s Ecclesiastical History.4 The experiment of calming waves with oil was successfully performed in Manchester last week.>
4. Undoubtedly the story of Bishop Aidan’s foretelling a storm at sea and, to calm its fury, giving the voyagers holy oil. Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica, III:XV.