John Kingdon, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 September 17


abstractKingdon writes to invite Whitaker and Occom to preach at Croscomb.

handwritingFormal handwriting is stylized, yet mostly clear and legible. The trailer appears to be in Whitaker's hand.

paperSmall single sheet is in poor condition, with heavy staining and wear. Light preservation work has been done on particularly heavy creasing.

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

Dear & revd Sir   
Your Favour of Yesterday came  duly to Hand, & the inclosed together with a  Narrative I have forwarded to Lord Park 
Yesterday I also recd a Letter from Mr Williams  a Gentleman of Frome Shopton-mallet, who having  heard by Mr Jillard of your Intention (Deo volente)  to be at Shopton on Tuesday has taken the Liberty  to apppoint give Notice of your or Mr Occoms  Preachings at Croscomb on Wednesday — Croscomb  is abt 3 Miles from Shopton, illegiblea few Diſsenters meet  there, & this Mr Williams is one of them, tho' residing  at Shopton — This Gentleman supposing you &  Mr Occom to ride desired you to send your Horses  to his Stable — He begs me to inform him whether  you are engaged illegible Wednesday ye 24th, the Day appointed  for your Preaching at Croscomb but that Information  I must leave you to convey — 
Am a little surpriz'd at your Disappointment  from Warminster., but tis not in Man to direct his Steps—  Hope all will be for the best — illegibleMany Friends here desire 
[left]their xian Respects to yourself & Mr Occom —I've heard several Persons say that  the Lord made your Sermons refreshing to their Souls especially that Lords-day Morng  from Tit 2.13 – Beg my kind Respects to Mr Occom, Mr Gibbs, Peach, Crosby's &c &c – M[gap: worn_edge][guess: a]y the Lord water you  every Moment & keep you Night & Day! — I remain your unworthy Bror
& most humble Serv [gap: illegible] John Kingdon 
From the Revd mr  Jn.o Kingdon of  FroomSep. 17. 1766