Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/2/76
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/2/76
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 2, page 97.
  • Dates of Creation
      31 Jul 1773

Scope and Content

From Richard Hill [brother of the preacher Rowland Hill] in Hawkstone, Shropshire, to an unnamed correspondent [Charles Wesley], proposing an end to the hostility between them, in the light of information to the effect that Wesley intends to publish nothing more on the subject. Hill intends instructing his bookseller in London to sell no more pamphlets relating to the 'minutes'. Also, if any of his replies to the Wesley brothers have 'savoured too much of my own spirit', then he asks for forgiveness. Several of Wesley's preachers should be restrained from further controversy, especially Mr Perronet whose 'superlatively abusive & insolent little piece' has he understands already provoked a rebuke from the pulpit by Charles Wesley. Despite his desire for friendship Hill remains convinced that the Wesleys are misguided in their opinions. Ina postscript he asks that [John] Wesley be informed of the contents of this letter, and that the Wesleys' pamphlets on the subject be withdrawn from sale. Annotated by Charles Wesley - Sq [Squire] Hill… pacific. 2176- 2177