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Seward, William
Journal of a Voyage from Savannah to Philadelphia, and from Philadelphia to England, M,DCC.XL
Printed. And sold by the following booksellers and pamphlet shops. . As Also by the booksellers in New-England, New-York, Philadelphia, and Charles-Town, London, 1740. [6],87,[1]pp. Lacks half-title. 19th-century half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Spine and corners worn, spine ends chipped, front hinge cracked. First signature loosening. Title page lightly soiled, text lightly toned. Final leaf with additional pasted advertisement. Narrative written by William Seward (1711-1740), recounting his travels with Rev. George Whitefield during his revival tour of the South which would become known as the "Great Awakening." "Seward now began to travel with Whitefield, and joined him on his first and most triumphant American tour, in August 1739. There he acted as Whitefield's publicist, providing newspapers and booksellers with extracts of Whitefield's own writing as well as a series of partly fabricated stories which, blurring the boundary between news reporting and advertisement, did much to enhance the apparent impact of the tour. Not least he also supported Whitefield generously from his own pocket. . Three months later William, who had given Whitefield valuable service in America by securing the advance contacts he needed to make his tours a success, was back in England on Whitefield's bring out John Hutchings, one of the Oxford Methodists, to manage Whitefield's orphan house in Georgia; to persuade the Georgia trustees that their colony would not succeed without negro slavery, allowing a title to lands there and an independent magistracy; to collect … [Click Below for Full Description]
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