- Thomas Jackson was one of the earliest Methodist historians. Twice President of the Wesleyan Conference, he taught at the Richmond Theological Institute for nineteen years. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism, 1974 George Osborn was twice President of the Wesleyan Conference and played a leading role in the expulsions, which led ultimately to the founding of the United Methodist Free Church in 1857. A staunch supporter of Jabez Bunting, he taught theology at Richmond Theological Institute. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism, 1974
- Henry Moore entered the itinerancy in 1779, and in 1789 became the second man to be ordained for the work in England. The author with Thomas Coke of an early biography of John Wesley, he later served two terms as the President of the Wesleyan Conference. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism, 1974
From Thomas Jackson in London, to [George] Osborn, expressing appreciation of Osborn's criticisms of an unnamed printed work.
He was particularly grateful for the reference to [Henry] Moore 'he was a grand old man, and certainly the best interpreter of Mr Wesley's views amidst the controversies that ensued between 1791 and 1798. It is a thousand pities that he got wrong at the close of his otherwise splendid life, in respect of the City road house'.
Various corrections in grammar and phrasing are discussed.