Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/76
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/76
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, 91.
  • Dates of Creation
      Aug 1781

Scope and Content

From Elizabeth Waller in [Margate, Kent], to Sarah Wesley, re the 'miraculous deliverance' of Sarah's children from death or serious injury when their coach overturned. Elizabeth had a similar experience several years before on the way to Bristol. The people who allow such stages onto the roads should be took to task.

The death of her son Thomas has affected her greatly, and indeed she can scarce think of anything else. Their sister Rebecca Gwynne has been a great comfort.

She wishes that she could return to London, but feels that she must tolerate the 'sea bathing' for her daughter Rebecca's sake. This is a very disagreeable place and they know hardly anyone. They cannot even see Mrs Arnold without her friend Mrs Hevens(?) being there as well. The sea is the only good thing about Margate, and Mrs Arnold especially has good reason to be thankful for its 'salutory' qualities.

Reference is made to several named friends namely Mr Kingsbury, Mr Harris, and Mrs Coombs.