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A Journal of a Voyage from London to Savannah Georgia in Two Parts… The Fifth Edition. Bound with. A Continuation… From his Arrival at Savannah, To his Return to London. The Second Edition. Also bound with. A Continuation… From his Arrival in London, to His Departure from thence on his Way to Georgia. The Second Edition
James Hutton, London 1739 - 8vo, full leather, morocco label on spine, 55; [1], [2], 38, [1]; iv, 115 pp. Handsomely rebound in leather, with new endpapers. Internally a little browned but pretty clean, however one leaf is bound in backwards. George Whitefield (1714-1770) was born in Gloucester England in 1714. Although he was the son of an innkeeper, he did manage to get an education and graduated from Pembroke College at Oxford in 1736. He went on to become a very important religious leader in the 18th century, and he, not John Wesley, is believed to be the real founder of Methodism. During his career he made several trips to America, and became an important religious leader on both sides of the Atlantic. He had excellent oratory skills, and would often attract thousands at open air sermons. Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography refers to these skills, and mentions that after vowing to give Whitefield nothing because of a disagreement, ended up emptying his pockets completely after listing to Whitefield preach. His journals paint the picture of a very active man with tremendous energy, His writings include much about religion and preaching, but it does talk about some of the people he met and places he visited along the way. Despite his piety, Whitefield had his issues, and one of them was being a slave owner, which he justified in biblical terms. On the other hand, he did establish schools and the Bethesda Orphanage. He died in Newburyport, Connecticut in 1770. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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