Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/9/84
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/9/84
      GB 135 Volume of Wesley Autograph Letters & Manuscripts, page 84.
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Apr 1798

Scope and Content

From Mrs K. Keysall in Tottenham Court Road [postmark], London, to Joseph Benson at the Methodist Preaching House in Hull, Yorkshire, informing him of the death of [Eliza] Hurrel on March 7th. Spiritual matters are discussed, and reference made to the last sermon which Keysall heard Benson preach, namely on 'flesh and heart failing, wherein you gave an awful description of the last enemy'. Keysall believes that Hurrel was seen in Gower Street on the day after she died [see DDWes 9/85] 'I suppose you will think me frightful, recollecting what I once said on a thing of this nature, I therefore drop the subject'. [Eliza] Hurrel paid the book room steward [George] Whitfield a years interest for Benson. The money owed to Benson will be repaid. Dr [John] Whitehead and Revd. Gwennap are the executors of Hurrel's will.