- Daines Barrington was a noted lawyer, naturalist, and antiquary. The fourth son of a Viscount, he enjoyed a rapid rise through the legal profession, thanks in part to his family connections. He retired in early middle age, having amassed a considerable fortune, and devoted himself to a large variety of leisure interests from the history of the law to Arctic exploration. He was a great admirer of the musical talents of the sons of Charles Wesley, and did a great deal to promote their careers. Source: Dictionary of National Biography
From Daines Barrington in Kings Bench Walk, London to Samuel Wesley in Chesterfield Street. Barrington would like Samuel to accept a parcel of music from the bearer of this letter.
The parcel is not really worthy of acceptance but if a few bars of the music are pleasing to Samuel then Barrington will be very happy.
[To the back of this document is pasted an incomplete note by Daines Barrington to Charles Wesley thanking him for his kind invitation. n.d.]