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Title: F. Kirkpatrick, West Hoathley to G. Kirkpatrick, Ballymena.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileKirkpatrick, Rev Francis/22
SenderKirkpatrick, Francis
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginWest Hoathley, West Sussex, England
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1604/165: Presented by Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, Breezemount, The Roddens, Larne, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9012014
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 06:12:1993
Word Count549
TranscriptTo: Revd [Reverend?] G. [George?] K [Kirkpatrick?]

W. H. V. [West Hoathley Vicarage?] Sep 6/[18?]59

My dear George
Although I think I
have written to you since
the receipt of your last, yet
as I feel a deep interest in
the work of the LORD wh [which?]
is going on in your parts, I
am anxious to obtain the
Most authentic information
I write a few lines by the way
of [provoke?]
Besides the little tracts wh [which?]
you kindly sent me I have
had much information
in the "News of the Churches"
and other publications on
the progress & fruits of the
Revival - few except scoffers
and some Infidels, I believe
now question that it is, at
least to a great extent The
work of GOD the Holy Ghost
but still there are some
still distrustful, and prone
to dwell upon, if not to
magnify what appear
to them the questionable features
of the movement
Among them y[--]r [your?] brother,
A.S.Lee, at the Glebe.
Seeing his advertisement
soliciting help to build a
New Ch [Church?] I wrote to him
asking if his opinion of
the Movement were [?]
changed or Modified since
we met on the 1st June
he wrote saying that
doubtless there had been

a work of G. [God?] but much
mixed with & Marred by
what was Satanic and
evil. he cautioned me
against receiving as true
the Newspaper reports
which Magnified the favourable
cases keeping
back all that was unfavourable
lest it should
hinder the sale of the Papers
he says that reaction
has already begun. & that
at the fair of Ahoghill on the
preceding Friday
there had been according
to the Sergeant of Police more
Drunkeness than for many
fairs past he is told that
there will be during the
coming year a large increase
in his Parish of illegitimate
births, & that the scenes wh [which?]
Nightly take place in the
streets of Belfast are a Scandal
to religion - can you
endorse this sad testimony
he recommends me to read
a pamphlet of Archdeacon
Stopfauls on the bodily
affections which are clearly
proved to be hysterical.
if you have got the [?] will
to lend it to me & I will
post it back when read.
The acc[----]ts [accounts?] wh [which?] I have seen are
all favourable. those from
Coleraine are deeply interesting
Hav you read Dr. M-ies [?]
acc[----]t [account?] of the Revival. it places
together in a more permanent
form Much that I
have already seen, with
additional information
from the agents of the First
Evangl Socy [Evangelical Society?]
Have you read "The power

of Prayer" by Dr Prince, being
a Most interesting account
of the rise - progress & fruits
of the American Revival -
The Price is 2/. but if you
send Wistal 21 Burnes St [Street?]
22 Stamps, he will see [send?]
it to you post free. Do get
it. I see by the Paper that
Robt [Robert?] Maguire has been over
& gave his people last Sunday
1 3/4 hour sermon on
the text, "why shoult it be
thought a thing incredible
with you that GOD should
raise the dead"
The Bd [Board?] of Winchester too
is gone over to pay you
a visit -
Post hour is near so
I must conclude
with united love to all
your household.
ever yr [your?] aff [affectionate?]
Frans K. [Francis Kirkpatrick?]