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In Their Own Words

July 02, 1738

Stephens Recorded Good Work of Whitefield

William Stephens commended the work George Whitefield was doing in colonial Georgia:

“…Mr. Whitfield gained more and more on the Affedlions of the People by his Labour and Assiduity in the Performance of divine Offices; to which an open and easy Deportment, withoutshew of Austerity, or Singularity of Behaviour in Conversation, contributed not a little, and opened the Way for him to inculcate good Precepts with greater Success among his willing Hearers. … “

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 165.