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John Wesley to Robert Brackenbury, January (?) 4th, 1780

A personal letter written by John Wesley to preacher and friend Robert (Carr) Brackenbury (1752-1818) at Bath in 1780.

Neither Brackenbury's nor his wife's constitution seem to have been strong, leading Wesley to comment " I commend you therefore for preaching less frequently when you find less liberty of spirit...", and he agreed that, for health reasons, it was not a good idea for Brackenbury or his wife to travel far during the winter months.

The correspondence between both men in the following years reveals that Brackenbury's health was fragile, apparently due to a chronic lung complaint.

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