Letter

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[Letter written to Lincoln College, Oxford.] To John Wesley, re her enforced single-handed supervision of the school and house in Mrs Taylor's absence. The hard work and lack of money caused a breakdown in her health, and she has only recently recovered.

She discusses the nature of true friendship, such as she feels for John, Emery, and at one time for Leyborn.

He is very much mistaken in his belief that Brother Samuel will willingly give her and Kezia financial assistance. He has ignored her letter, and she bitterly criticises his obvious lack of concern. Furthermore Kezia's allowance has not been paid by her father, and if it is not received by May day she is determined to send the girl back to Epworth.

She does not concern herself with those who are prejudiced against her.

She does not agree that Leyborn would not have made her happy, as it is she must live her life 'unaided by any'.

5 Oct 1730

On the bottom of the above is a letter bearing the same date to Charles Wesley, asking him to write one of his 'edifying epistles'. She would like to know what has happened to young Bernard, Mr Terry's relation, and criticises his neglect of those who have helped him.

She is shortly to visit Epworth. Suky is recovering well after being delivered of a boy, and Richard and their mother are also doing well.