Scope and Content

Fragment of a letter from Charles Wesley senior to his son Samuel, advising him that 'your first business is the grammer, your second finishing lessons. Your kite does not come [before] your study'. He should be a little wary of other boys.

Charles's respects should be passed to Mr Fountain and his family, and also to Samuel's aunt and cousins. Tommy [Waller?] should be given every assistance by Samuel and his brother Charles.

He expects to hear that Samuel is soon 'improved in arithmatic, music, latin… '.