Sunday, August 7, 2011

JW refuses Mrs. Williamson (Sophy Hopkey) Holy Communion.

Sunday 7 Aug 1737: I repelled Mrs. Williamson from the Holy Communion. And Monday 8, Mr. Recorder of Savannah issued out the warrant following:
Georgia, Savannah Ss.
To all Constables, Tithingmen, and others, whom these may concern:
You, and each of you, are hereby required to take the body of John Wesley, Clerk;
And bring him before one of the bailiffs of the said town, to answer the complaint of William Williamson and Sophia his wife, for defaming the said Sophia, and refusing to administer to her the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, in a public congregation, without cause; by which the said William Williamson is damaged one thousand pounds sterling. And for so doing this is your warrant, certifying what you are to do in the premises.
Given under my hand and seal the 8th day of Aug. Anno Dom. 1737.
Tho. Christie

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