George Whitefield, letter, to Peter Vanbrugh Livingston, 1766 February 27


abstractWhitefield writes that Lord Dartmouth proves himself to be America’s friend, that Occom preaches to acceptance and is meeting nobles, and that the king has become a benefactor of Wheelock’s plan.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, ornate and clear.

paperLarge single sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing and wear; page is scattered with seemingly random ink dots. The copy is written on a smaller single sheet in good condition, with minor wear around the edges.


noteworthyThis document comes with a copy, written by Solomon Williams largely in shorthand. The copy has not been transcribed.

signatureSignature is abbreviated.

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My Dear Sir 
I hope the Packet that brings this will make thousands —  of hearts to leap for Joy — Bleſsed be God. Bleſed be God.  I Joy in your Joy. henceforward I trust nothing will be  heard but the sound of Gratitude to God & Man. Good Lord  Dartmouth the Daniel of the Age hath approved himself  Americas fast Friend indeed. I trust all Gods People will pray  for him moſt fervently & constantly. The Indian=  Affair bears a very promising aspect. Mr Occum  preeches with acceptance — he hath been introduced to  & hath Dined with the truly Noble Lord before  mentioned and is soon to see his Majesty who becomes  a Benefactor to Mr Wheelocks Plan Perticulars  must be Differred to further Oppertunity: I have now  but a few Moments allowed me — but I cannot help  wishing my Dear never to be forgotten New York  Friends much very much Joy.— if it hath been in  my Power in the least to have contributed towards it  let our common Lord have all the Glory & my  Dr Dr Friends continue to pray for Ever [illegible]
Yours[illegible] in Jeſus G. Whitefield 
PS Lord Chesterfield told me more than once that if  he was not so Deaf that he could not hear what  reply was made he would go to the Houſe where he  hath not been for many Years on purpoſe to plead  the American Cauſe God Bleſs him and all such  Pleaders amen & amen I beleave you need not  fear having Ep___[illegible]y yet a while  I hope to write D.r Mr. Vanhorn  by other Ships
Revd George Whitefields Letter to  Mr Peter Vanbrugh Livingston  Feby 1766  Revd George Whitefield  Letter to Mr. Peter  Vanburgh Livingston  merchant N York 
Letter not transcribed.
Letter not transcribed