3rd edition, 1818
This book written by Henry Moore is the first published biography of Mary Bosanquet Fetcher (1739 – 1815). Mary was an English preacher who is often credited with persuading John Wesley to allow women to preach in public. Although born into affluent circumstances, she rejected luxury and converted to Methodism, becoming involved deeply in Methodist preaching and all kinds of charity work. She married John Fletcher in 1781, and they moved to Madeley, Shropshire, where they started a joint ministry.
Following Fletcher's early death in 1785, Mary continued living in the vicarage. She advised her husband's successor on curate appointments and continued to preach at Madeley, Coalbrookdale and Coalport until shortly before her death in 1815.