Prid[eau]x, Selby, London, to the Rev'd Mr. [John] Westly, Oxon, 1734 Apr. 9

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Endorsed by John Wesley: "Selby. April 9, 1734. + / New birth." FB's extensive note about this letter and its writer, ca. 1976, quoted in full: "PM, 9/AP. 4 pp. 4t0, part of red seal. Spelt 'Westly'. ; Gives copy of S's letter to Bp. Of [?] from memory, 'Yewterday I heard ye Rev. Mr. A. Swear, Mr. B. S, talk B. & gets D-k frequently. Mr. C. is a d-n f Priest. Mr. D and Mr. E are called D-n Priests. Mr. E pays nobody his D-ts.' He writes from pity, not malice. Selby not in Dick's [Heitzenrater] diss., but Green, p. 191: 'Prideax Selby, the son of a merchant from Holy Island in Northumberland, had become a member of Lincoln as a servitor on 25th November, 1731, and was elected to a scholarship on 22nd February, 1733; Wesley talked to him about Communion and by October he was one of the little company who made their Communion at Christ Church on Sunday mornings.'"

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