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John Syms (d.1756)

John Syms was a travelling companion of George Whitefield in the first years of the revival and also appears to have acted as his secretary. Syms is referred to in contemporary documents from the early 1740s as Whitefield's 'agent' based in Hoxton, London. In 1743 Syms joined the Moravians, much to Whitefield's annoyance. He was accepted into the Moravian fellowship in 1748 and died in London on 11 August 1756.

Source: Life of George Whitefield by Luke Tyerman (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1877) and Memoirs of James Hutton by Daniel Benham (London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1856)

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