Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 PLP/25/10/06
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 PLP/25/10/06
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Jun 1831
  • Physical Description
      Fragmentary condition.

Scope and Content

To Revd. Samuel Harpur in Coleraine, Ireland, describing Clarke's poor state of health.

He had preached in Manchester the previous week, and spoke afterwards with Mr. Hoole, who had expressed an interest in visiting the schools recently established in Northern Ireland. Clarke doubts the wisdom of this as he has full confidence in the administration of the schools, and he does not wish to subject them to external reports or inspection, especially considering that they were set up without help from any Methodist institution, and should therefore not be regarded as accountable to anyone.

He stresses that the schools are Methodist establishments set up to improve the circuits, and they should therefore be in "the very best possible trim".

He has clarified some confusion arising from the payment of £100 from Miss. Sophia Ward to the Irish schools.