James Kirkup, letter, to Thomas Ludlow, 1766 October 20

ms-number766570.2

doi
10.1349/ddlp.553

abstractKirkup suggests that Whitaker and Occom come to his parish, and offers to notify neighboring ministers in the event that they do.

handwritingHandwriting is small and stylized, but mostly clear and legible. The trailer appears to be in Whitaker's hand.

paperSingle sheet is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy staining, creasing and wear. Repair work has been done on particularly worn areas.

inkBrown.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

Sir
I three or four Weeks Ago recd a Letter Sign'd by the rev.d Meſs:rs Whitaker & Occuam ^wth a narrative &c.^ for [guess: a]special reason wth wc Ill acquaint them, if I have the pleasure of seeing them in this Country, I did not publickly mention their important Errand to my people till Yesterday: when I read part of the narrative to them; told them how well recommended it came and preached on a particular subject to lead them to be genorous in caſe one or both of the Gentlemen should think fit to pay us a visit. I apprehend that it might be worth their while to come to our neighbourhood: there are many Congregations of great property & generosity very handy: & incaſe the Gentlemen have not made application to ye respective Minrs of thoſe Congregations, if I knew the time when we might expect them, I would acquaint ye rd Minrs with ye Same. There are at Yeovil 2, at Sherbourne 2, at Bridport 2, at Lime 1, at Charmouth 1, Axminster 1, Chard 2, Ilminster 1, Crewkerne 1, Lambrook 1, Broadway 1: all distinct — Societies of protestant diſsenters, many of them very near & none of them above. 16 or 17 miles from this Place. If the Gent:n should not think fit to come, I will, at a Convenient Season, make a Collection ^in our Society ^ & remit the mony as directed. I give you the trouble of this by the direction of the above mention'd Gent:n and am, Sir,
your fri^e^nd & humle Servt Ja.s Kirkup.
So Petherton Oct.r 20th 1766
From Rd mr Kirkup of South Petherton to mr Ludlow
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