Wednesday, August 10, 2011

JW in Court

Wed. 10 Aug 1737. Mr. Causton (‘from a just regard’, as his letter expressed it, ‘to the friendship which had subsisted between us till this affair’) required me to give the reasons in the court-house why I repelled Mrs. Williamson from the Holy Communion. I answered, ‘I apprehend many ill consequences may arise from so doing. Let the case be laid before the Trustees.’

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