Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDCW/7/24
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDCW/7/24
      GB 133 Folio entitled Letters of the Rev. C. Wesley, 24
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Jul [1759]

Scope and Content

From Westminster. Reference is made to several ladies, namely Mrs [Gallatin], Miss Bradshaw and Mrs Allen. There is also mention of Mary Wesley, wife of J W, spreading false information - 'I do not wonder that my poor brother trembles & quakes at the thought of coming to London'. Charles himself feels like 'scampering' away to Margate immediately after the Conference. He believes that the sea would save him a painful winter.

He called on Mrs Clark and took what will possibly his last walk in her garden. After prayer he walked to Mr Jones at Canbury House, where he met again with the chaplain to the King of Prussia [Mr Phene or Finne] who was able to shed new light on the Austrian situation.

Charles then rode to 'Brintfield' [?Brentford] and preached to many hungry souls. After supper at a neighbour's house, he lodged rather than slept at a sister's house. She gave up her own bed together with its bugs which was unfortunate. They reminded him of Cornwall. He rose at four this morning and preached with 'great freedom' after which he talked for an hour with some of the congregation and rode to Mrs Gallatin's for breakfast. He was able to almost rescue her 'from the enemy' [Mary Wesley]. Her love for J W and Methodism will see her this affair but 'I was grieved at the malice & imprudence of our accuser'.

Gallatin gave him a lift in her 'chariot' to Mrs ?Jossie's where he dined with Mr J_Anson.

What is the news from Wales? Has she got the cap of his watch back from Hewlet? She never mentions Mrs Davis. Dr Wathen has treated J W in such a way that Charles does not wish to ask him for any favours.

Note

  • Publication Record: Quoted by Thomas Jackson, The Journal of the Rev. Charles Wesley (1849), Vol.2, pp.260-1.

Note

Note

  • Publication Record: Quoted by Thomas Jackson, The Journal of the Rev. Charles Wesley (1849), Vol.2, pp.260-1.