Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/4/69
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/4/69
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 4, page 58.
  • Dates of Creation
      29 Jul [1786]

Scope and Content

From Bristol to Sarah Wesley, re the proceedings of the Conference. The 'dissenting party' led by Dr Coke, pressed hard for separation, by urging John Wesley to ordain a preacher for work in Yorkshire. John Atlay spoke successfully against them, much to the anger of [John] Pawson, who had believed Atlay to be 'a most zealous Republican'. All were finally agreed 'to remain in the old ship', and Charles left the Conference high in the favour of the preachers.

He is going to Bath, Somerset, at his brother's request to reassure the society, that John Wesley is no dissenter. He expects to meet Sally at noon on Monday.

His attendance at the Conference had been at the advice of the Moravian minister [Benjamin] Latrobe. Has James K. recovered Charles's letters writing from Latrobe yet?

What has happened to Charles's horse?

Mr Atlay will advance Sarah the next quarter's payments on October 19th. Charles has 'anticipated & spent' the last quarter.

His love should be passed to his sons.