Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/75
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/75
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 87.
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Apr 1828

Scope and Content

From Charles Wesley junior in New Street, London, to Thomas Allan at Frederick Place, Old Jewry. He wishes Allan's advice on a legal matter, and would be grateful if Allan could see him some time after 1pm.

Mr Allan the organ builder promised to pay Charles the sum of £60, in return for a recommendation to build an organ at Lincoln Cathedral. Some time later Wesley had the opportunity to praise Allan's work to the sub dean, and Allan was subsequently offered the contract, which Charles estimates was worth about £1000. A thank you note was received by Charles in which the promised £60 was referred to.

Now Allan is refusing to pay Charles on the grounds that the agreement was not stamped.

In a postscript he mentions that Mr Scott's efforts have led to an improvement in Sally Wesley's health

[Related Material: DDWes 6/74]