Letter

Scope and Content

From Duckington (near the village of Malpas) [Part of the Chester circuit where Bardsley was stationed in 1794] to [his brother] Jeremiah Bardsley in Tib Lane, Manchester. After Bardsley left Jeremiah, he had a safe journey to Macclesfield where he had the pleasure to meet 'our brethren who were come to consult about the affairs of their several circuits' [ie a district meeting]. They had a reasonably good time and were fairly unanimous in their decisions.

Bardsley expects that he shall go to the [Bristol] Conference, the Lord permitting. Some have lately been converted in this circuit.

His dear love should be given to Molly [Mary] and to any who ask after him.

In a postscript, he asks Jeremiah to write the week after he receives this. The reply should be sent to the Methodist Preaching House in Chester. Bardsley was pleased to hear that Edward Smith is feeling better - his regards should be passed to Smith and his wife.