letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDPr 2/27
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDPr 2/27
      GB 133 Leather Volume V - Letters of Methodist Preachers, p.27
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Apr 1762
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

From John Jones [in London] to Charles Wesley in Charles Street, Bristol. He was unaware that Wesley's coming to London was dependent upon Jones taking his place in Bristol, otherwise he would not have done that which cannot now be undone. He thinks that Peter Jaco will be more useful to the people that Jones himself. Either Jaco, Jones or [Thomas Maxfield] will come to Bristol whether or not Wesley comes to London. He is however convinced that Wesley not coming to London would be a great loss to the people. Jones will call some time today on [John] Downes. He [Jones] is very tired.

John Madden has preached twice for Mr Outen.

Sister Hardwick has died in the faith. Last week she was complaining of a sore throat but there was no intimation of a threat to her life until Sunday morning. She died between five and six in the afternoon. In the forenoon her son asked her if she was happy and she replied in the affirmative. She said goodbye to her son about ten minutes before she died and felt his face. Just before the end she said "Now Lord I shall be with thee for ever". Jones hears that her son has been greatly affected by her death.

One Mr Piele, a very humble exemplary young man, wants to get a clerk's post in the office of excise. Mr Nugent could very easily procure it for him. [Henry] Durbin or his big brother could possibly assist by writing to Mr Nugent. Jones would deem this to be a personal favour