1750-1800 / Document / Letter / Methodism / Ministers, Preachers & Associates / Paper
Paper; ink
Thomas Coke to Mr Thos Williams, Brecon, South Wales, 13th May 1795

Letter in which Thomas Coke is repeating a request to Thomas Williams, his attorney, that he should send interest money. In the first letter, Coke had asked for the money to be sent to his bankers to cover payment Coke had to make on a West India bill. However in this letter Coke asks for the money to be sent instead to a Mr Bebbington, umbrella maker, at the City Road Chapel, who had ultimately paid the West India bill.

Mr Bebbington's profession,'umbrella maker', is interesting; there were many tradesmen and small-scale manufacturers among early Methodists.

See also a number of other examples of Coke's correspondence with Williams in the Online Collection.