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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/20
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/20
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 20.
  • Dates of Creation
      11 Jul 1768

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From Sarah Wesley to Charles Wesley at the Foundery in London. She describes her feelings on the death of their infant son [John James], who was buried on Saturday evening last. Sarah shall give Nurse [the sum of money] ordered by Charles. She employed 'Birt' and has asked the [parish] clerk to look after the tombstone etc. She hopes 'that it will not again be removd for ye few that remain of our offspring'. Their son Samuel's health is giving cause for worry, as 'he eats but little animal food & I intend to give him less while the smallpox is in the neighbourhood, but…all these means together with physick was used for…Jacky before he sickened, but to no purpose'. She would be very pleased to see her husband when he can be spared, but she knows that his ministry in London is very important. It is uncertain when Sarah's parents will be at Brecon, perhaps not until September, but they will certainly not be spending the winter at Bryngoye. Mr and Mrs Ellis are busy putting their house in order it was neglected by the previous tenant. They are staying with Sarah and send their thanks for Charles's kindness. Her best wishes should be passed to Mrs Galatin and Miss Hardy. [Anne] Vigor has been very kind to Sarah in this time of trouble, and joins with Mr and Mrs James, and Mrs Jones of Fonmon Castle in Glamorganshire, in sending their love. [Annotated by Charles Wesley Samuel will as yet.]