Home correspondence file New York 1827-1831

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Majority of correspondence (where addresses are extant) was sent to 77 Hatton Gardens, London, otherwise known as Mission House.

1) Letter from Geo[rge] ?Manss, New York, to the Rev George Morley, 13 Dec[ember] 1827. Power of Attorney granted with regard to the late estate of Mr Fonhall. Emory involved with this but understands from M'Kenny (an executor) that debt is still being settled. Thanks him for the book by [?Richard] Watson and would like more. Methodism being received well.

2) Letter from John Emory and John Mattheas, New York, to Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Great Britain, June 1828. Praises WMMS work. Gives brief overview of Methodism in United States of America and plan to undertake missionary work in South America and Liberia.

3) Letter from J[ohn] Emory and B Waugh, New York, to Rev John Mason, City Road, London, 21 July 1828. Asks for any periodicals sent from London to be addressed to the Methodist Episcopal Church and not sent to Rev Thomas Mason.

4) Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Managers of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, 12 March 1830. Request that Doctor Milnou be able to represent the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA at the anniversary of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society.

5) Letter from J[ohn] Emory, New York, to Rev George Morley, Hatton Gardens, London, 23 July 1830. Sending Baring Bros bill for the sum £1074 1s 3d being the legacy of the estate of the late Henry Foxall minus deductions for costs. Asks for receipt. Offers thanks to Mr Mason for the books by [John] Wesley recently received and asks for some additional titles. Note: some content missing as a result of damage the letter has sustained.

6) Letter from J[ohn] Emory, New York, 28 July 1830. Further information on sum being sent from Foxall legacy.

7) Letter from the Committee of Literary Convention, New York, 5 November 1831, probably to Wilbur Frisk, on 'the propriety of studying the Bible as a Classic in the Institutions of a Christian country'. Resolve that the Bible should form part of any common and liberal education, commission a report on Bible instruction and give initial thoughts on its remit. Letter then sent to Rev Richard Watson, London, by W[ilbur] Frisk, Wesleyan University [New York], 22 Aug[ust] 1932, with note asking for opinion on content of letter as he is now working on this matter.

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The main series of correspondence written from the United States of America (including letters from New York) can be found amongst MMS/North America/Correspondence/FBN 3-4.