A Guide to voting in the General Election - of 1774


John Wesley's advice to voters in the 1774 British General Election:  'Vote without fear or reward for the person they judged most worthy, speak no evil of the person they voted against, and take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.'

Perhaps Wesley's words from 6th October 1774 still have relevance?  The pencil drawing (lef) is of Wesley preaching at Castle Cary in Somerset some years later, from a sketch by my great-great-great grandfather, Heighes Woodforde.