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

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[note (type: abstract): Whitefield 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.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal, ornate and clear.][note (type: paper): Large 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.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.][note (type: noteworthy): This document comes with a copy, written by Solomon Williams largely in shorthand. The copy has not been transcribed.][note (type: signature): Signature is abbreviated.]

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[Opener]
My Dear Sir 
I hope the Packet that brings this will make thousands —  of hearts to leap for Joy — [Bleſsed | Blessed]BleſsedBlessed be God. [Bleſed | Blessed]BleſedBlessed be God.  I Joy in your Joy. henceforward I trust nothing will be  heard but the sound of Gratitude to God [& | and]&and Man. Good Lord  Dartmouth[pers0153.ocp] the Daniel of the Age hath approved himself  America[place0003.ocp]s fast Friend indeed. I trust all Gods People will pray  for him [moſt | most]moſtmost fervently [& | and]&and constantly. The Indian[= | ­]=­  Affair bears a very promising aspect. Mr [Occum | Occom]OccumOccom[pers0030.ocp]  [preeches | preaches]preechespreaches with acceptance — he hath been introduced to  [& | and]&and hath Dined with the truly Noble Lord before  mentioned[pers0153.ocp] and is soon to see his Majesty[pers0305.ocp] who becomes  a Benefactor to Mr Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]s Plan [Perticulars | particulars]Perticularsparticulars  must be [Differred | deferred]Differreddeferred to further [Oppertunity | opportunity]Oppertunityopportunity: I have now  but a few Moments allowed me — but I cannot help  wishing my Dear never to be forgotten New York[place0166.ocp]  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]&and my  [Dr | dear]Drdear [Dr | dear]Drdear Friends continue to pray for Ever [illegible]
[Closer]
Yours[illegible] in [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus [G. | George]G.George Whitefield[pers0038.ocp] 
[Postscript]
PS Lord Chesterfield[pers0125.ocp] 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 | House]HouſeHouse where he  hath not been for many Years on [purpoſe | purpose]purpoſepurpose to plead  the American [Cauſe | cause]Cauſecause God [Bleſs | bless]Bleſsbless him and all such  Pleaders amen [& | and]&and amen I [beleave | believe]beleavebelieve you need not  fear having Ep___[illegible]y yet a while  I hope to write [D.r | Dr.]D.rDr. [Mr. | Mr.]Mr.Mr. Vanhorn[pers0552.ocp]  by other Ships
[Trailer]
[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. George Whitefields[pers0038.ocp] Letter to  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Peter Vanbrugh Livingston[pers0332.ocp]  [Feby | February]FebyFebruary [27..th | 27th]27..th27th 1766[1766-02-27]  [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. George Whitefield[pers0038.ocp]  Letter to Mr. Peter  [Vanburgh | Vanbrugh]VanburghVanbrugh Livingston[pers0332.ocp]  merchant [N | New]NNew York[place0166.ocp] 
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0153.ocp Lord Dartmouth mentioned Legge, William
pers0030.ocp Mr Occum Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0153.ocp Lord before mentioned mentioned Legge, William
pers0305.ocp his Majesty mentioned Frederick, George William
pers0036.ocp Mr Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0038.ocp G. George Whitefield writer Whitefield, George
pers0125.ocp Lord Chesterfield mentioned Stanhope, Phillip Dormer
pers0552.ocp D. r Dr. M r. Mr. Vanhorn mentioned Vanhorn, David
pers0038.ocp Rev d Rev. George Whitefields writer Whitefield, George
pers0332.ocp M r Mr. Peter Vanbrugh Livingston recipient Livingstone, Peter Vanbrugh
pers0038.ocp Rev d Rev. George Whitefield writer Whitefield, George
pers0332.ocp Mr. Peter Vanburgh Vanbrugh Livingston recipient Livingstone, Peter Vanbrugh

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place0128.ocp London London
place0003.ocp America America
place0166.ocp New York New York
place0166.ocp N New York New York

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