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      GB 133 DDWes/7/37
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      GB 135 DDWes/7/37
      GB 135 Charles Wesley Leather Volume 3, page 37.
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Oct 1787

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From [Rebecca Gwynne] to [Sarah Wesley] at the New Room in Bristol. She cannot explain Sarah's long silence, and it is making Rebecca and [Elizabeth] Waller rather concerned. Sarah should therefore write to them at once with news of the Wesley family, and the date of their expected return to London.

Rebecca has been unable to procure a servant for them, probably because the quality of domestic staff is so bad at the moment, that none of their friends want the responsibility of recommending someone. One 'upper servant' known to Rebecca is Molly, who spent eight years in Richard Baldwyn's employment, but she knows nothing of cooking.

Samuel Wesley spent a day with them last week. He is looking very well and has grown in size, which his aunt attributes to a 'sober & regular life'.

Sadly there is no improvement in the condition of Lady Le Despencer, although she does sometimes visit 'High Park' [Hyde Park?]. Rebecca dined with her yesterday, accompanied by Mrs Tudway, who was celebrating her eighty second birthday.

[Elizabeth] Waller is unwell with pain in her back and hips.

[James] and Rebecca Waller send their love, and Rebecca's regards should be passed on to Mrs Stafford.