Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/7/87
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/7/87
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 87.
  • Dates of Creation
      29 Sep 1781

Scope and Content

From Elizabeth Waller in Margate, Kent, to Sarah Wesley. She realises that her grief [for her son Thomas] is selfish, but she cannot help herself. She wishes that she could submit herself entirely to God, for only he can support her in her loss.

She heard from her husband James yesterday his mother is dangerously ill with a bowel disorder. The nature of grief is discussed in detail.

Rebecca Gwynne has just walked in with the news that Mrs Glover's grandmother is better. She has an amazing constitution especially when you consider that several people have died from her complaint in London.

Elizabeth's daughter Rebecca was rather poorly yesterday, but hopes to be able to bathe in the sea on Monday.

In a postscript she asks that her regards be given to [Martha] Hall, Mrs Mitz, and Miss Williams.