Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/4/5
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/4/5
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 4, page 4.
  • Dates of Creation
      10 July [1764]

Scope and Content

From Mr James's house in [London], to Sarah Wesley at the House of [Anne] Vigor in King's Square, Bristol. He was saddened to read her news [the death of their infant daughter Selina?], and hopes that she will soon be feeling better and that her sorrow will be relieved 'by a young Samuel'.

'Becky may get the start of Betsy 2 or 3 weeks. Both were well this morning.

[John] Downes has brought his bride. Charles 'thought that she would not be troubled with my son'.

If Sarah cannot prevent Sally writing from eating unripe fruit, then they will either have to take up all the trees or move to a house without a garden.

He kept one of his 'watchnights' on Friday.

Yesterday he preached twice at the Dials, and met some friends in the evening.

10 July [1764].

Rebecca [Gwynn] drank tea with them this morning at Mr Downes's lodging. He is to preach at Deptford.

His love should be passed to Charles junior, and to Sally as long as she has stopped eating unripe fruit.

If he is in Bristol at the time of Conference, he intends to be 'quite private'.