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      GB 133 DDWes/4/9
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      GB 135 DDWes/4/9
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 4, page 8.
  • Dates of Creation
      24 Aug 1780

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From Charles Wesley at the Horsefair in Bristol, to Sarah Wesley in [Chesterfield Street, London] dated 23 August 1780. He dined yesterday with Mrs Love and her daughter. They were joined by Mr Crofts, who is engaged to Miss Love.

He preached yesterday and met the leaders afterwards, 'when that imperti- nent fool T. R. wd still put in his thwarting oar' [Thomas Rankin?].

This morning he breakfasted with Anne [Vigor] and Mrs Susanna, who wants to assure Charles junior that she still loves him and trusts that he will wait for her.

Hugh Price has just called. He is an attendant of the Bishop and informs Charles that everything is well in Hereford and Brecon.

Charles accompanied Sally and Charles Arthurs to the Lodge, where a very pleasant day was spent before supper with Anne [Vigor].

24 August 1780.

He breakfasted this morning with Mrs Granger, who he is sure Sarah would like. A possible reference is made to Sarah moving back to Bristol after Charles's death.

He passed the morning with Mr Hopkins and Mr Lilly making an inventory of church property. Later he dined at Mr Williams's house.

Has Sarah heard anything of Dr Lloyd, Messrs Miner(?), Didsbury, [Martin] Madan, Ashlin or 'our sisters in the Lord'.

When he has time he will write to [Rebecca Gwynne].

Jack Southert(?) has played Charles some of his own compositions -he could learn a great deal by listening to Charles junior and Samuel play.

Sally has an opportunity of riding behind her father on a horse belonging to Dr [Thomas] Coke.

His love should be given to [Martha] Hall, and their friends in High Street, including the Dyer family.

Charles junior should start composing music for his January concerts. He cannot teach his 'insolvent scholars' during the concert season.