Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/41
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/41
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 51.
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d [1797]

Scope and Content

From Sarah Wesley to Sally Wesley at Mrs Quincy's house of Green Hey, near Manchester. She thinks that Samuel would have welcomed the opportunity to have a quiet word with Sally, had she been at home. He left yesterday just before Sally's letter arrived, but she hopes that he will be back tomorrow 'as usual'.

Poor Mrs J [Jeffreys] has been staying with Sarah for almost a fortnight, and while Sarah is always glad to be of help, she hopes that the poor woman can find a place to stay in Oxfordshire with a person, who J helped when she was living in Brecon(?).

They are all certain that Mrs More [Hannah Moore?] is innocent of the charges laid against her by those wicked servants.

She has no doubt that Sally's brother will eventually get the 'house & ground', although there is still some matters to be resolved with Messrs Mason and Clulow. It will probably not be settled this spring, which is a disappointment as his hopes have been raised and he has no possibility of getting more money from Mrs Lee, with whom there has been a misunderstanding.

Lady Andrews has invited Sarah and Count de Lage to dinner tomorrow. They will be accompanied by Mrs Foote only, as Sir Joseph [Andrews] is not at home, and Sarah's sister is wary of the cold weather.

Sally's brother called recently on Mrs Cosway, who referred to Sally being happy in her present situation.

Sally's Aunt [Rebecca] Gwynne has asked if Sally can return the travelling bag, as she has had to borrow one from [James] Waller, who now wants it back.

In a postscript she refers to Mr Collinson's kindness in advising her to commission repairs to the Wesleys' Chesterfield Street house at his expense(?). It reminds her of the 'apellation your dear dying father gave In "Son behold thy mother". It would however not be easy to accommodate this without moving into lodgings. Reference is made to Messrs Ireland and Durbin.

Sarah's old friend Lady R has brought her a gift of five guineas, and Lady M.F.D two guineas. [Related Materials: DDWF/21/15-16.]