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      GB 133 DDPr 1/83
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDPr 1/83
      GB 133 Leather Vol.VI - Letters Chiefly Addressed to the Rev. C Wesley, p.83
  • Dates of Creation
      20 Dec 1753
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From [George Whitefield] in London to the New Room, Bristol. He sincerely rejoices and has given both public and private thanks for [Sarah Wesley's] recovery. His pleasure was increased by finding [John Wesley] so well on Tuesday at Lewisham.

Charles should talk no more about there being no more work in the 'vineyard', Whitefield hopes that their work is only just beginning. It is high time that Whitefield did something for the Lord, who has done and suffered so much for him. He is almost forty years old and is still a 'dwarf'. The winter is coming and Whitefield is ashamed to remember how little was done during the summer. There is good work however being done here at the Tabernacle.

He hopes that Mr Hutchinson gets better - Whitefield hears that Hutchinson's brother is dead.

The Tabernacle in London, was built by George Whitefield in 1752-3 to replace a timber structure of the same name. It stood in Leonard Street (formerly Tabernacle Row), and had accommodation for four thousand worshippers. John Wesley preached a funeral sermon for Whitefield at the Tabernacle in November 1770.

The building no longer stands. Source: Philip Temple, Islington Chapels - An Architectural Guide to Nonconformist and Roman Catholic places of worship in the London borough of Islington (1992), Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and Edward H. Sugden, John Wesley's London - Scenes of Methodist and World wide Interest with their Historical Associations (1932)