1750-1800 / Document / John Wesley / Letter / Methodism / Ministers, Preachers & Associates / Paper
Paper; ink
John Wesley to George Merryweather, June 6th, 1768

A short letter from John Wesley to George Merryweather (c. 1743-1817) in Yarm, Yorkshire.

Wesley was invited to preach in various locations in Yorkshire on a visit but couldn't visit everywhere. He asks Merryweather: "Where is it of most importance to preach..."?

George Merryweather was a Yorkshire salt merchant whose family was very supportive of, and friendly with, John Wesley. Reputedly, John Wesley stayed in their home on Yarm High Street on nineteen occasions. In 1763 Merryweather donated land on the banks of the River Tees and, along with Wesley, helped in the design and construction of an octagonal chapel there.

See more correspondence between the two men in the Online Collection.