Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/74
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/74
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 86.
  • Dates of Creation
      1809

Scope and Content

From Charles Wesley junior to Sally Wesley at Miss Swinburne's house in Arundel, Sussex, thanking her for her letter, which he found waiting for him at Mrs Bunfield's house. [Elizabeth Isabella] Spence gave a party last night, which was attended by the Countess of Winterton [Harriet Turnour], and Mrs Godwin of Stoke, near Guilford, Surrey, who made a point of asking after Sally. She hopes that the Wesleys will be able to visit her in James Street, when Sally returns home.

Lady Winterton is to introduce Charles to Lord MacDonald, who wishes his help on the organ. He has also received an invitation to meet Lord and Lady Macclesfield [George and Mary Parker] next week.

There is apparently a very good preacher at Tottenham Chapel.

Charles longs to have his sister home again.

[Elizabeth] Benger is very uneasy that Sally has not replied to her letter, and says that she wishes Sally was returning soon to London, as she has discovered something to her advantage.

Yesterday Mrs Meyrick and Miss Cope called, and asked to be remembered, as do the Barwells, [Isabella] Spence, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Mity, and Mrs Wise etc.

In a postscript he mentions that [Elizabeth Isabella] Spence expressed her gratitude for Sally's praise of her book. She has already managed to sign up a great many subscribers for her next book, which is to be on the beauties of Wales [published in 1809 under the title 'Summer Excursions through part of England and Wales'].

Revd. Matthew called round to say that while Mrs Chambers is rambling, her general health is rather better than usual.

[Elizabeth Isabella Spence was a noted early female novelist. Source: Dictionary of National Biography]