From George Clark to Madeley. He had not anticipated being alive to write, but the Lord has seen fit to spare him a while longer. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail.
On Sunday the 9th, he had the fever for much of the day and suffered from headaches while in bed that night. 'But soon after found the Lord very present with me; giving me a lively sense or foretaste of the full accomplishment of the work of grace on the soul…' Spiritual matters are discussed in detail.
His fever has now gone and he is no longer in pain. He had taken various medicines to no effect. Dr [John] Whitehead did all he could.
- Dr John Whitehead (1740-1804) served fora short time as one of Wesley itinerants, travelling with Thomas Rankin in Cornwall in 1764. After his return to a career in medicine, he was physician to the Bethlehem Hospital in London. Whitehead transferred his allegiance to the Society of Friends for some years but again returned to the Methodists and was very active at the Foundry and later City Road Chapel. Whitehead attended both John and Charles Wesley during their final illnesses and preached John Wesley's funeral sermon at City Road. He was also appointed one of Wesley's literary executors and wrote one of the earliest biographies of the evangelist. Whitehead is interred in Wesley's vault behind City Road Chapel. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974), and George John Stevenson, City Road Chapel, London, and its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Memorial (1872), pp. 377-378