Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/4/71
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/4/71
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 4, page 60.
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d [2 Sep 1787?]

Scope and Content

From [Bristol] to Sarah Wesley and their children, at the house of Sir Joseph and Lady Andrews near Newbury, Berkshire. Had it been earlier in the year, Charles would have had no objection to their staying longer with their good friends the Andrews family, but they must not disappoint their friends in Bristol. Furthermore they must return to London by Michelmas. Therefore he must insist that they leave by post-chaise on Monday morning at six, which should give them plenty of time to reach Mr Durbin's house by three that afternoon, where they will be met by John Henderson. They are committed to visit Mrs Castelman on Saturday, and Mrs Galoway on Sunday.

Charles is a 'prophet', and as such he is sure that Sarah will live to raise Charles junior's children, possibly Sally's children, '& most probably the monk's [Samuel]'. His 'last motions' will soon be finished - they can discuss it on Thursday.

In a postscript written on Monday morning at six writing from Jamaica Street, Charles urges them to come straight to Bristol, where 'we shall have a steak in readiness for you'. He is about to set off for Mrs Valton's house.