The pamphlet sets out the fundamental rules devised by John Wesley in the early days of Methodism for his societies. Wesley published these to make clear the connection between the saving through faith and Christian behaviour and to indicate what was expected of persons as they joined the Methodist Societies.
The 'General Rules' went through many editions and the pamphlet was in print throughout the 1700s and 1800s. This edition is based on the original of 1743.
For an earlier edition, see 2018/15561 in the Online Collection.