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In Their Own Words

June 24, 1738

Whitfield Preached Before Masons

George Whitefield had dinner with Savannah’s Masons, and was thankful to be doing anything after almost dying from a virulent fever two days previously:

“Friday, June 24. To the great Surprise of myself and People, was enabled to read Prayers and preach with Power before the Free-Masons, with whom I afterwards dined, and was used with the utmost civility.”

Source: [no author or editor cited], Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 291.