6 March 1786
My dear Sir
Your letter takes me rather at a disadvantage, and in haste, that I cannot recollect what I might do more at leisure.
There are 2 or 3 good books of Bunyan’s for plain enquirers, such as the Jerusalem sinner saved and Come and welcome to Jesus Christ and Grace abounding to the chief of sinners.
Baxter’s Call, and Alleyne’s Alarm to the Unconverted have been useful to many.
Flavel on Providence – on the Keeping of the heart, and any of his works, most of which have been published in small books – his Spiritual Navigation.
These are some of the plainest I can think of at present.
Mrs Newton joins me in best respects. She is much better. I am glad to hear you are tolerably well. Hope you will take care of yourself [in] this very cold weather.
The Lord the Great Shepherd – bless, preserve and keep you my dear Sir – this I am persuaded is already the prayer of many, as well as of your very affectionate and
Hoxton ye 2[?]6 March 
I have sent Austin’s Confessions – his Meditations I have not.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Wilberforce c.49 fol. 3
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