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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/34
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/34
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 44.
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Mar.1796

Scope and Content

From Samuel Wesley to Sally Wesley, replying in detail to her accusation that he was guilty of treachery by revealing to Mrs W [Charlotte Wesley], the contents of Sally's letter criticising her conduct.

He shall say no more about the matter except to point out 'that my end in quoting your words was to check that insolence wch pretended that every one (you among the rest) would always defend her conduct against me'.

Also Samuel has reason to believe that he himself has been the target of a treasonable act, when after a visit by Sally to 'his only female friend', he had great difficulty in persuading his friend that 'I had not endeavoured to render her an object of ridicule & detestation both to you and Mrs Wesley'.

He discusses in detail his thoughts on the nature of true friendship.