Monday, October 12, 2009
Poor Mayor of Southampton
Mon 12 Oct 1767: I preached at Bradford; on Tuesday, at Salisbury; on Wednesday, about one, at Romsey; whence I rode to Southampton, and, the wind being so high that I could not well preach abroad, I sent a line to the mayor, requesting leave to preach in the town-hall. In an hour, he sent me word I might, but in an hour more, he retracted. Poor Mayor of Southampton! So I preached in a small room and did not repent my labour.