Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDCW/7/67
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDCW/7/67
      GB 133 Folio entitled Letters of the Rev. C. Wesley, 67
  • Dates of Creation
      30 May 1780

Scope and Content

From London to Sally Wesley in the Horsefair, Bristol. He supposes that his packet [of letters] delivered through Mr Bergum is still at that gentleman's house. He gave another packet to Mr Deveril.

If Sally is as attentive to 'old & young Mrs Haynes' as they are to her, he is sure that they will be very good friends. She should try to make herself as pleasing as possible, 'but [unreadable word] be not too studious to please the gentlemen'.

If she wants to become a good horsewoman, she should ride every day and she will soon get over her cold.

It was kind of Miss Jones to invite her - 'it was ?diserect in you, not to accept of her invitation; because I cannot return it'.

Sally should remember her parents to the [Stafford] sisters, Nurse James and all their other friends, especially those at Wick.

All the 'upper house' send their regards.

They dined yesterday at Mr Cruger's. Reference is made to Nancy.

Charles would write again to Sally's host, but his silence prevents C W from being so bold. He is no doubt very busy. Sally's hope to see her parents in Bristol is too optimistic. One of them will probably come to fetch her home but she probably does not wish to see them yet on that account.

Miss Vancamp sends her love as do many more, too numerous to name.

Sally should start her days early. He supposes that her studies are as usual 'directed by chance'.

[Thomas] Lewis will forward her letters through Mr Cornish. Sally's mother has gone to the exhibition but he has outlived his curiosity '& tis time I should; when I have outlived almost all my senses'.