From John Horton in London to Bristol. It has pleased the Lord to take their youngest child from them. As Charles can imagine, this is a source of considerable distress to Horton's wife at a time when her health is weak.
[James] Kenton has paid him on Charles's account the sum of £10.17.3. The other £15 will come from J. Reddall, who assures Horton that at present he is unable to pay.
Horton also doubts if Kenton is up to this business, but as he does not know the man very well, he will not pass judgement too quickly.
[John Wesley] insists that [Mark Davis] may be of use to the Methodists - Wesley's friends do not agree.
Horton is hopeful that the changes to the system of accounting for the books will be an improvement but should it not restore the situation in time to prevent difficulty for [John Wesley], then he must 'APPLY TO THE PE0PLE, the public debt is now at an end & he well knows what to say on the subject'.
[Shorthand annotations by Charles Wesley]