March 16th, 1776
A short but interesting letter from John Wesley to preacher 'Sammy', or Samuel, Bradburn (1751-1816). Wesley writes: "Our preachers may preach where there is no society: but I do not require it of them. I expect little good to be done in such places. It is better to break up new ground."
Bradburn was a Methodist itinerant preacher and friend of Wesley who became one of the greatest and physically most commanding orators of his day.
See also the painting of Bradburn 1993/1628 and a number of other related images and letters in the Online Collection.