Letter from Lady Huntingdon to Thomas Haweis, April 8, 1790
The Countess of Huntingdon first encountered Methodism and met both John Wesley and Charles Wesley around 1740. In this 1790 letter to the Rev. Thomas Haweis (1734–1820), she recalls the zeal of those early years and shares her optimism that spiritual revival will continue.
One Miss Williams from Bath has quite enlivened me. She speaks with Rapture of tears of your explaining the 8th of the Romans & the 11th of the Hebrews, she puts me in mind of our early days, now fifty Years ago as that fine fire that has Continued burning, but I own hers makes me hope some faith fire is Coming to the Church from the heavenly Alter [sic] upon us.
Thomas Haweis was closely associated with Lady Huntingdon beginning in the 1760s. Bridwell also has a collection of Thomas Haweis Documents and Images.