Mary Fletcher to, 'Wednesday Night'
Letter from Mary Fletcher to Mr John Tranter reporting news on the ill health of 'my dear Sally'. Mary's strong trust in God's will and care are evident.
Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (1739-1815) was one of the first female Wesleyan Methodist preachers, and it was she who persuaded John Wesley to allow women to preach in public. Mary Bosanquet became one of the most popular female preachers of her day and was greatly revered by Methodists for her work. She was married to John Fletcher (1729-1785).