Letter from Lady Huntingdon to Judith Townsend Wordsworth, June 4, 1765
This document is a double letter. The first letter is an epistle from Lady Huntingdon to social reformer the Rev. Joseph Townsend (1739–1816). The second letter was addressed to Rev. Townsend’s sister, Judith Townsend Wordsworth (1738–1786). In this note the Countess urges her friend to take advantage of every opportunity to spread the Gospel.
My d[ea]r Mrs Wadsworth [Wordsworth] Your letter made my heart quite overflow with love to you that riches for that d[ea]r Lamb of God’s services shews us what sorts ought ever to be willing, watchfull always ready for any thing, for every thing to which that sweet voice would lead us, we then have nothing to do with consequences they are no longer ours but his.
In 1771 Judith Townsend Wordsworth married Rev. Thomas Haweis, one of Lady Huntingdon’s most trusted ministers.