Letter

Scope and Content

From Sheffield to his brother 'Jere' [Jeremiah] Bardsley in Tib Lane, Manchester. He received Jeremiah's letter and was grateful that his brother enjoys reasonable health. He trusts that [John] Wesley's visit to Manchester was a source of great good.

Bardsley was most affected by the news of Sister [Molly?] Charlton's death. [Possibly the Molly Charlton who Bardsley had hoped to marry several years previously.]

He would be very pleased to see Jeremiah in Whitsun-week - he should get Brother Brierley's horse if he can and travel the first day (Monday) to Chapel-en-le-frith or Hathersage. He should meet his brother at noon on Tuesday at the Norfolk Street chapel in Sheffield. Jeremiah should let him know the time and whether or not he is brining a horse.

Bardsley is in reasonable health in body and soul. Spiritual matters are discussed.

He thinks that Jeremiah must stay with him until the Monday following.

His dear love should be passed to Sister Braddock and any who ask after him.