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From John Wesley to Robert Brackenbury, August 12th, 1781

A short letter written by John Wesley to preacher and friend Robert (Carr) Brackenbury (1752-1818) in 1781.

The letter is little more than a note of friendly encouragement. It would appear Robert Brackenbury feared for his life, as John Wesley writes: "I trust You shall not die but live..". In later correspondence between the two men in the mid 1780s there are further references that Brackenbury's health was fragile, apparently due to a chronic lung complaint. Brackenbury lived until 1818.

See also John Wesley's other letters to Brackenbury in the Online Collection.