January 27th, 1761
First page of a letter of deep reflection and piety written by William Grimshaw (1708-1763) to an unknown recipient at the Orphan House, Newcastle. The Orphan House was a multi-purpose Methodist meeting houses which at one time was run by Grace Murray, said to have been John Wesley's true love.
William Grimshaw was the rector of the church in Haworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, between 1742 and 1763. He was a strong evangelist and worked closely with John and Charles Wesleys, preaching in many parishes outside his own. He gained a reputation for the power of his sermons and was responsible for many evangelical conversions.