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DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE
KNOWLEDGE AND INFLUENCE
EVANGELICAL TRUTH AND ORDER.
Οσα εςιν αληθή, όσα σεμνά.-PHIL. iv. 8.
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAMS AND WHITING,
AT THEIR THEOLOGICAL AND CLASSICAL BOOKSTORE,
No. 118, Pearl-street.
J. SEYMOUR, PRINTER.
THE History and Character of the Rev. GEORGE
WHITEFIELD are very generally known. There are yet alive in our country, many who acknowledge him as their Father in Christ; and “will rise up, and call his memory blessed.” We presume, however, that the following Anecdotes respecting him are unknown to the most of our readers, and will be perused with interest and profit. Their truth and correctness are not to be doubted; as they are related by one who was well acquainted with Mr. Whitefield's most private history. They are extracted from Mr. Jay's Memoirs of the Rev. CORNELIUS WINTER,
The time Mr. Whitefield set apart for preparations for the pulpit during my connexion with him, was not to be distinguished from the time he appropriated to other business. If he wanted to write a pamphlet upon any occasion, he was closeted; nor would he allow access to him, but on an emergency, while he was engaged in the work. But I never