Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/8
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/8
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, page 13.
  • Dates of Creation
      6 Dec 1738

Scope and Content

From Susanna Wesley to Charles Wesley at Mr Bray's house in Little Britain, London, stating that she would write more often if she enjoyed better health.

She discusses in detail her interpretation of the doctrine of 'justifying faith', taking issue with Charles's assertion that he had possessed no spiritual life until a few months previously. She rejoices that he is now convinced of God's mercy, not that she does not think that he was without faith before, but rather that he was not inwardly conscious of it.

Susanna is pleased that Charles has affection for her, and is grieved that he is upset he cannot do more to help her.

In a postscript, she mentions that Charles's brother has written to say, that he has instructed Mr Bentham to receive some money for her at the beginning of December. She hopes that he has received it as she has to settle her debt with Randall Hall.

Annotated by Charles Wesley - My mother of faith. Publication record: quoted in Adam Clarke's Memorials of the Wesley Family, Volume 2, page 116.