Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/52
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/52
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 52.
  • Dates of Creation
      30 Apr 1786

Scope and Content

From Hugh Bold in Brecon, to Charles Wesley in Great Chesterfield Street, London. Bold read Wesley's two letters last night after his return from Glamorganshire and Bath etc.

Bold was in Brecon when Mrs(?) Gwynne died Messrs Jones and Pritchard took an inventory of the cash and effects etc, which he presumes that Wesley has seen.

Wesley was right to allow poor 'Juggy' five guineas a year for life, and double the amount would not have been over generous. As far as Bold is concerned the only blot on Mrs Gwynne's character was this lack of provision for Juggy.

'Mr [James] Waller's coming down' is only proper.

Bold has not been at home for two months, and did not have the opportunity of being with Mrs [Joan] Gwynne, but Peggy who dines with Churchey every day says that she [Gwynne] was 'penitent to the highest degree'.

Messrs Churchey and Bridgewater have made an appointment for May 10th to conclude the business.

If Mrs Gwynne's five executors had jointly administered the will, these problems would not have occurred.

Bold's niece went to London on Thursday, and was at Lady Austen's yesterday.

In a postscript he asks if Mr Price has sent the copy of the will.