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From Rebecca Gwynne to Charles Wesley at Mr Boult's house in Christopher's Alley, Upper Moorfields, London, re the condition of his son [John James], who is suffering from the distemper.

[Sarah] Wesley is 'pritty well excepting her nose which mends but slowly…her legs also are still plaistered'.

They were pleased to discover that Charles has seen [Elizabeth] Waller, and that her husband [James] was friendly. They are sure that Charles was of great comfort to her.

30 Dec [1753]

At the bottom of the above is Charles Wesley's reply. The only worthwhile thing in life is 'enjoy & glorify our God'. Reference is made to his dangerous recent illness.

His heart yearns for his son, but he is in God's hands.