Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/4/22
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/4/22
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 4, page 17.
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Jun [1756]

Scope and Content

From London to Martha Hall. If she had waited a little while before writing her last, it might have been less 'exceptionable'.

He certainly cannot 'commend either the discretion or civility of your comparison', and while he makes allowances for her situation, he does not feel that he is being harsh.

However he expected her criticism in light of Martha's refusal of Mr E's offer.

When John Wesley spoke in favour of Martha 'settling at B_', ', he was ech- oing his wife's [Mary Vazeille] opinions, and when he spoke in opposition they were his true feelings.

Charles refuses to give his own views on the matter, as they are his business.

A gentleman of good character has offered to invest Sarah's private fortune for an annual return of four per-cent.

A lady is trying to get Martha's son [Wesley Hall] into the 'Clarke horse(?)'. It is wise to keep his options open.

Martha may soon be freed in any case from her brother's 'harsh imposition', as John Wesley's attorney has informed him that he can no longer pay Charles the £100 per year. He pities Martha and [Emily] Harper as they will then be in more cruel hands than his.

She will be paid fifty shillings on Michalmas day, but he can promise no more after that.