Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Warrant served on JW and bail demanded but refused

Tue. 9 Aug 1737: Mr. Jones, the constable, served the warrant, and carried me before Mr. Bailiff  Parker and Mr. Recorder. My answer to them was that the giving or refusing the Lord’s Supper being a matter purely ecclesiastical, I could not acknowledge their power to interrogate me upon it. Mr. Parker told me, ‘However, you must appear at the next court holden for Savannah.’ Mr.Williamson (who stood by) said, ‘Gentlemen, I desire Mr. Wesley may give bail for his appearance.’ But Mr. Parker immediately replied, ‘Sir, Mr. Wesley’s word is sufficient.’

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