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George Whitfield died 9/30/1770 (5:00 AM) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Whitfield, of course, was a Brit but liked coming to American – in fact he died on his seventh visit here.

He was seen by many as the best orator to come out of 18th century English revivalism.  (Wesley spoke to more people but Whitefield speaking skills passed Wesley’s.)  Whitfield’s last spoken words are said to be, “I had rather wear out, than rust out.”  He was only 56 years old.

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“You have but one Pattern; follow Him inwardly and outwardly. 

If other believers will go step for step with you, well; but if not, follow Him!”

 

John Wesley, on the date, 8/9/1765, is said to have written the above.  Wesley, of course, was the Brit (along with his brother Charles and to some extent, George Whitfield) who founded Methodism.

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