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      GB 133 DDWes/7/91
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/91
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 91.
  • Dates of Creation
      12 Sep.[1782]

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From Elizabeth Waller [in London], to Sarah Wesley in Charles Street, Bristol. She is sorry that Sarah has not heard more often from her children in Chesterfield Street their letters must have miscarried.

Elizabeth heard last night from Sally, and [Martha] Hall called this morning to say that she dined yesterday at Mr Atwood's house with 'your young folks'. Sally drank tea with the Wallers last Sunday, after spending that afternoon listening to her brother Samuel play the organ at the Queen's Square Chapel Samuel did not accompany her back to the Wallers. All three of them have dined once with Elizabeth since their parents left for Bristol.

She thinks that Sally only goes out with her brothers, and she has apparently had a bowel complaint.

Rebecca Gwynne has gone over to Chesterfield Street to call on her niece and nephews despite the fact that she has a bad cold. Elizabeth's daughter Rebecca also has a cold, which her mother thinks she caught when she accompanied her cousin Sally to the Moravian Chapel last Sunday night.

Sally has sent a note promising to call tomorrow on the way to have dinner with her cousin Mr Baldwyn, who the Wallers have not seen since they arrived in town.

Miss Vancamp has kindly called on the Wesleys in Chesterfield Street on several occasions on her way to and from Islington.

James Waller left town last Saturday and is due to return on Friday. He 'supplyed Sally with cash(?) before he left'.

Elizabeth will be pleased to see Charles and Sarah back in London, and in the meantime if any of their children fall seriously ill, they can rest assured that they will be informed.

Mrs Mitz has drunk tea with the Wallers.

She supposes that Rebecca Gwynne will warn the young Wesleys not to stay out late, or venture onto the water.

In a postscript she adds that Elizabeth has had a severe bilious attack, but is now much better.