John Wesley and Miss Bishop, resident near Bath, first struck up a correspondence over Miss Bishop's faith in 1769. By 1771, Wesley and Miss Bishop had been in regular correspondence about the Methodist Society in Bath and personal affairs.
This letter would seem to show that certain people, notably a woman, were beginning to meddle. Whether this was in the Society at large or on a more personal level is not clear in the letter: "You will have other trials, when that well-meaning (tho not always well-judging) woman comes to Bath. If she continues to show scraps of my letter, I shall be obliged to give you a Copy (sic.) of the whole."
See also the other letters from John Wesley to Miss Bishop in the Online Collection.