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.