In Their Own Words
July 03, 1738
Stephens Expressed Displeasure with Wesley
“…Mr. Whitfield sent me the Register, which , I had been asking for a little while since, that was left by Mr. Wesley, and which he told me was in Mr. Causton’s Hands: And instead of finding it contain an Ac- count of the Births, and Burials, &c. I was surprised to see it filled with the Names of Communicants at the Sacrament, where their Number and Day of receiving was carefully preserved; which I took Notice was generally the same Number and Persons; but what Use Mr. Wesley proposed to make of it, I cannot pretend to judge, neither could I think it worth my copying.”
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 166.