Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/2/88
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/2/88
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 2, page 114.
  • Dates of Creation
      30 Aug 1783

Scope and Content

2/88 From Thomas Barnard in Cashel, Ireland, to Charles Wesley in Chesterfield Street, London, re Wesley's comment that Barnard 'will never do well' as long as he remains unmarried. He can do nothing else at present as the expense of his father's move to Killaloe, and the cost of purchasing an army commission for his brother, means that he must remain single or find a wife who can support him. Ireland is very quiet at present with no sign of anti-government agitation. The meetings held at Dungannon and elsewhere are purely domestic in nature, being concerned partly with the question of parliamentary representation. He is pleased that Wesley's sons are doing well, and he hopes that they will one day be able to visit Ireland. Barnard is writing from the house of the Archbishop Charles Agar of Cashel, where he breakfasted that morning with the 'titular or Popish Archbishop'. There is much friendly contact between the Catholic and Church of Ireland clergy at present, as a result of the recent repeal of anti-Catholic legislation.