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      GB 133 DDWes/9/109
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      GB 135 DDWes/9/109
      GB 135 Volume of Wesley Autograph Letters & Manuscripts, page 109.
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From Mary Freeman Shepard to Adam Clarke in Bow Street, Bloomsbury, London. [Sally] Wesley spent part of yesterday here. Reference is made to 'poor worried, wearied Dr Clarke. Spiritual matters are discussed.

Clarke needs a house with a room large enough to hold religious meetings, which can also serve as a school for the study of sacred languages and associated subjects. If there was another large room available this could be used as a printing room for the production of Clarke's works, free from the interference of outside printers, especially if Clarke's sons could be trained in this work.

Also from what [Sally] Wesley tells her, there is no reason why Clarke's eldest daughter should not be trained as a compositor.

Such a building used for public worship, would be free of the land, house, and window taxes.

Clarke has offended Shepard's 'poor Jews' with a passage in one of his addresses. The question of converting the Jews to Christianity is discussed. [ This letter is confused in places.]