Letter

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From Lord Buchan [Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl Buchan] at Walcot near Bath, Somerset, to John Fletcher at Madeley. As a mark of Buchan's appreciation of Fletcher himself and of the cause which he represents, he would like to appoint Fletcher one of his domestic chaplains

Note

  • Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl Buchan, (1710-67) was born in Edinburgh, the son of David Erskine, the 9th Earl. In 1739 he married Agnes Stuert. Their daughter Anne became a close friend and associate of the Countess of Huntingdon, while their son Henry, who served as Lord Advocate of Scotland, was also noted for his piety. Erskine moved to Walcot near Bath because of declining health and became a regular worshipper at the Countess of Huntingdon's chapel. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield and for a time employed Henry Venn as his chaplain. Erskine's public devotion to the Methodist cause was emphasised at his funeral which was conducted by George Whitefield and attended by several hundred of the aristocracy, some of whom were actually converted during the service

Note

Note

  • Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl Buchan, (1710-67) was born in Edinburgh, the son of David Erskine, the 9th Earl. In 1739 he married Agnes Stuert. Their daughter Anne became a close friend and associate of the Countess of Huntingdon, while their son Henry, who served as Lord Advocate of Scotland, was also noted for his piety. Erskine moved to Walcot near Bath because of declining health and became a regular worshipper at the Countess of Huntingdon's chapel. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield and for a time employed Henry Venn as his chaplain. Erskine's public devotion to the Methodist cause was emphasised at his funeral which was conducted by George Whitefield and attended by several hundred of the aristocracy, some of whom were actually converted during the service