Letter from George Whitefield to Samuel Stennett, February 14, 1754
Samuel Stennett (1727–1795) was a respected English Baptist (and later Seventh-Day Baptist) scholar and preacher. A prolific writer, Stennett’s publications include hymn texts, volumes of sermons, and discourses. His hymn “On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand” became a mainstay of American frontier camp meetings during the nineteenth century and is still sung today. In this letter Whitefield requests Stennett’s help in replacing a minister who had resigned.