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

Author Whitefield, George

Date27 February, 1766

ms number766177

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.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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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
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