Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/115
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/115
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 115
  • Dates of Creation
      24 Jan [1782]

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From William Kingsbury in the Poor House, at _, near Bristol, to Samuel Wesley in Chesterfield Street, London, thanking him for the care he has taken over the violin. He will be even more grateful to receive the money and the watch, as he has not a penny in the world.

He is cruelly treated here and is as Samuel last saw him.

[Annotated by Charles Wesley Poor Kingsbury's last to Sam: carried soon after by the angels into Abraham's bosom. ]

[William Kingsbury was one of Samuel Wesley's music teachers. Source: Thomas Jackson, The Journal of the Revd. Charles Wesley, Vol. 2, 1849]