Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/9/78
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/9/78
      GB 135 Volume of Wesley Autograph Letters & Manuscripts, page 78.
  • Dates of Creation
      18 Nov 1794

Scope and Content

From Mrs K. Keysall in Upper Grove Street, Bedford Square, London, to Joseph Benson in York Street, Brunswick Square, Bristol informing him of the safe arrival in London of Keysall and [Eliza] Hurrel after their visit to Bristol.

During their stay, Benson 'sustained the office of a director to me…in your public discourses, as to private advice you was somewhat sparing considering I came a hundred & twenty miles to be profited by your ministry'. His influence is still felt from what she can recollect or written down from his sermons.

She admires his love of peace and certainly does not wish for separation [as a result of the Bristol Sacramental dispute], as some people have said 'I wish the leaven to leaven the whole lump'.

In a postscript she asks for a copy of Benson's reply to Mr Bradford's letter.