Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/9/46
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/9/46
      GB 135 Volume of Wesley Autograph Letters & Manuscripts, page 46.
  • Dates of Creation
      6 Sep 1764

Scope and Content

Note

  • Sarah Crosby was inclined towards Calvinism as a young woman, but joined the Methodists after hearing Wesley preach, and was appointed to be a class leader at the Foundery. In 1761 she became the first female preacher, and with Wesley's encouragement travelled extensively between London and Yorkshire. She died in Leeds in 1804. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism, 1974

From Sarah Crosby in Hawston[?], to an unnamed correspondent [address and name crossed out], re spiritual matters.

She hopes that her correspondent is in better health.

Note

Note

  • Sarah Crosby was inclined towards Calvinism as a young woman, but joined the Methodists after hearing Wesley preach, and was appointed to be a class leader at the Foundery. In 1761 she became the first female preacher, and with Wesley's encouragement travelled extensively between London and Yorkshire. She died in Leeds in 1804. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism, 1974