A CONTINUATION OF DR. COKE'S JOURNAL: IN TWO LETTERS TO THE REV. J. WESLEY.

London: Printed by J. Paramore, 1787. 12mo, 12pp. Lower quadrants spotted. Good+, bound in modern marbled boards.

The first Methodist Bishop, Coke was "superintendent" for America and, in the course of his duties, made nine voyages to the West Indies between 1784 and 1803. These Letters, written from Dominica and St. Eustatius on January 15 and January 31 1787, respectively, explain that on Dominica "there were about four hundred Negroes in the neighbourhood... Here we met with two old Negroes, who I apprehend, had been formerly among the Moravians at Antigua, who exceedingly rejoiced at the thought that they were likely to have the gospel preached to them again." Wesley describes his visit with "a Mulatto Gentlewoman of some property."
Coke is encouraged by his meetings with other residents, who had "much of the spirit of a Methodist." At Kingston he finds it "surprising with what eyes of affection the poor Negroes look upon us, when we pass by them." He describes several occasions of preaching to "the Negroes."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 14242. ESTC T5033 [11 locations, six of them in the US]. Not in Work, LCP, or Cundall. Item #35766

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