In Their Own Words
March 22, 1740
Whitfield’s Character Noted in Journal
“…Mr. Whitfield, and his Companions, returned from Charles-Town in his own Sloop; by whom I learnt, that during the few Days he staid there, he had preached nine Times in various non-con forming Meeting- Houses, and collected good Sums of Money towards the charitable Work of an Orphan-House being promoted; at one Sermon particularly, upwards of 70 l. Sterling: The Carolina printed News-Papers coming with them, I could not but observe an Advertisement in one of them, signifying, that Mr. Whitfield had published two Letters there; one of them shewing that Archbishop Tillotson knew no more of Christianity than Mahomet; and the other shewing the fundamental Errors of a Book, entitled, The Whole Duty of Man; which confirmed my Be- lief of what I before doubted the Truth of, when it was told me, that he made one of his Boys throw that Book into the Fire, with great Detestation. …”
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 538.