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His sermons soon began to attract people from many miles away. His clear, booming voice and ability to persuade even the most stubborn listener only added to his celebrity. 3 Orphans and Great Crowds M ore than a year passed before George Whitefield left for the American colony of Georgia. He preached in several cities in England, but he still had his mind on going to Georgia. Finally, he traveled on a ship to America in the early part of 1738. His ship passed another ship in the middle of the ocean.

The New Lights helped to raise the funds were the people who fol- needed to open the school. lowed the revival preach- In 1769, King George III granted a charter for the school. The original charter created a college “for the ed- and not serious ers. Some of them started their own churches. George Whitefield’s sev- ucation and instruction of enth and last trip to Amer- Youth of the Indian Tribes in ica began in 1769. As he this land . .

Many vival that happened not just of these schools still exist in one colony but every- today. The College of New where. The colonists began Jersey opened in 1746 and to think that God had a spe- later became Princeton University; King’s College of cial destiny for America. New York opened in 1746 People with ideas about and later became Columbia government also began to University; the College of work together, trying to dis- Rhode Island opened in cover what kind of future 1764 and later became Brown University.

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