First page of a letter written by John Wesley to Miss Bishop on Nov. 5th, 1769. Miss Bishop lived in the vineyards near Bath, and had desired - unsuccessfully - an introduction to John Wesley during his latest visit to Bath. It would appear she was on the point of converting to Methodism, and sought assurance of Methodist beliefs.
The letter is very interesting. It outlines the beginnings of the Methodist Society in Bath and it is the first in a long line of letters between John Wesley and Miss Bishop. The two continued to write to each other for many years, and their correspondence gives an excellent insight into John Wesley's mind, his hopes and aims for the Society and, more generally, the state of Methodism in the 1770s and 1780s.