Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/49
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/49
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 49.
  • Dates of Creation
      4 Mar 1758

Scope and Content

From Mrs Barlow [in London] to [Charles Wesley]. Mrs Grinfield's letter which she received yesterday contained 'a strong testimony that the Lord is with you'. The preaching of [John] Gambold is a source of great comfort. She knows that Wesley will not take offence at her saying that despite Charles's objections to 'that church' [the Moravians], there are godly men among them and that Gambold stands high among their number. The worthy Mr and Mrs Barker are doing very well. They have been living in Chelsea all winter for the sake of their sick child. [Martin] Madan is 'a miracle of grace &…has a humble, sweet spirit'. He has promised to visit Barlowe's young people [her children] on Monday morning, for they are at present 'ingaged by the great world'. Her little girl is this evening attending the oratorio with Lady Robert Manners, with whom she is enjoying a growing intimacy. Reference is made to Barlow's intention to visit the Countess of Huntingdon, when Her ladyship is next in town. She would be grateful if Charles would write to Mrs Grindrod on her behalf with her condolences on the death of John Prowse, which must have been a great burden on his poor parents. Prowse's last illness is described in detail.