To Sarah Wesley in Bath, Somerset. She mistook his meaning -'I did not think she had fun at a ball - because I had never forbidden her'. His not forbidding his wife to attend such functions, was he felt sufficient restraint on a 'generous mind'
He has never stopped her writing from attending the theatre, although she is aware of his views on the subject, and presumably stopped going for that reason for which he is grateful.
Mr Haines can blame himself for Sarah not visiting Wick near Bristol.
Next Monday John Wesley is to travel to Bristol via Oxford etc. Charles dared not accept his invitation to accompany him for 'his way of travelling would kill a younger man'. He does not know when he will be next in Bristol.
[Anne] Stafford will he is sure present Sarah with a gift. If she does not, Sarah should ask N. Chapman to lend her a guinea in Charles's name.
The rest of the letter is very badly torn, and a substantial part is missing.