Mrs Fletcher of Madeley to John Tranter, 1st January 1795
Letter with a strong spiritual tone from Mary Fletcher to Mr John Tranter. Mary Fletcher is making reference to a poem which may have been dedicated to or written about her.
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).