Archives of Bishops Churchmen and Societies
VOLUME VII: General Correspondence
John Newberry to Reverend Mr. Vesey in Oxfordshire, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1715. Writer identifies himself as Vesey's former clerk. The high sheriff, Peter Evans, arrested Philipps on a cold night and held him in jail until the next afternoon, when a mob released him. He was later tried by the high sheriff and fined £20, but the governor intervened and acquitted him. Then an order arrived from the bishop forbidding the Church to hear him. Now he is going home to appeal to the bishop. He is the best preacher Newberry has heard in America, next to Vesey of New York.