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.

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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. Blessed be God.  I Joy in your Joy. henceforward I trust nothing will be  heard but the sound of Gratitude to God and 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 and constantly. The Indian­  Affair bears a very promising aspect. Mr Occom  preaches with acceptance — he hath been introduced to  and hath Dined with the truly Noble Lord before  mentioned and is soon to see his Majesty who becomes  a Benefactor to Mr Wheelocks Plan particulars  must be deferred to further opportunity: 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 and my  dear dear Friends continue to pray for Ever [illegible]
Yours in Jesus George 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 and amen I believe you need not  fear having Ep___y yet a while  I hope to write Dr. Mr. Vanhorn  by other Ships
Rev. George Whitefields Letter to  Mr. Peter Vanbrugh Livingston  February 27th 1766  Rev. George Whitefield  Letter to Mr. Peter  Vanbrugh Livingston  merchant New York 
Letter not transcribed.
Letter not transcribed