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1785 – Conversion

September 2019

In 1784 Wilberforce became an MP for Yorkshire. In October of that year he undertook a journey to the French Riviera with some friends. He started to rise early and pray and began to read The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul by Philip Doddridge. This led to his conversion which, in turn, resulted in major changes in his life and great concern for welfare reform.