From Peter Jaco [in London] to Charles Wesley. [The preacher Peter Jaco was stationed in London in 1774.] He understands that Wesley wishes for particulars of the fire on Sunday night.
Had the fire broken out two hours after it did, the people would have been asleep in bed. Also, if the wind had not changed direction as the fire reached its greatest extent, the house which is mainly constructed of wood would have been swiftly reduced to ashes. In these circumstances the hand of God can be detected. Similarly if Mr Judd had not found the pump in the yard and which contrary to all expectation supplied the larger engine for an hour, then again the house would have been destroyed.