23rd edition, printed by Paramore, London, 1794
The pamphlet sets out the fundamental rules devised by John Wesley in the early days of Methodism for his societies. Wesley published these in 1743 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 18th century. This edition, the 23rd, was published in 1794.