Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/90
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/90
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, page 109.
  • Dates of Creation
      [Jul 1779]

Scope and Content

From Sir Edward Walpole to Charles Wesley in Chesterfield Street, London. As much as Walpole loves music and admires the ability of Charles's sons, he much prefers the 'acquaintance and conversation of a man of virtue and learning to any other gratification'. It was to Charles himself that his letter was addressed not his sons, as at their last meeting Wesley impressed him as a 'plain dealing sensible good man', who he would like to get to know better. He shall be glad to see Wesley next Friday at six, which is his tea-drinking hour. Only Walpole and his relative Mrs Clement will be there.

He would also be pleased to see Charles junior and Samuel at about eleven in the morning. Annotated by Charles Wesley - Courteous Sir Edw Walpole