Samuel Jackson to John Wade, Radnor Street, City Road, London, 25th September 1841
A request from Samuel Jackson to John Wade to provide an article on a religious subject for publication, including the somewhat cryptic comment: "Religious Education will go on methodism (sic), provided its friends will but keep it before the public mind, but not otherwise."
Samuel Jackson (1786-1861) was the younger brother of Wesleyan minister Thomas Jackson. He became a leading advocate of Wesleyan Methodist involvement in popular education. He was involved closely with the formation of the Wesleyan Methodist Education Committee in 1839 and was elected President of the 1847 Wesleyan Methodist Conference.