Letter from W[illia]m Fish, Kingston, Jamaica, to Mr Joseph Butterworth, Fleet Street [London]

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Letter originally dated 7 December but postponement in collection meant added postscript on 15 December.

Grateful that Butterworth continues correspondence even though he is no longer a member of the [Wesleyan Methodist] Committee. He and his colleagues grateful for Butterworth's and the Committee's assistance. Assembly have only just received instruction so how this will affect a new bill [on licensing preachers] is unclear. Disagrees with Campbell's assessment that the bill 'will not have force of a Law 'till sanction'd by the King' as, based on previous experience, the Jamaican authorities will not seek royal assent. Health improving. Improved literacy amongst congregation. In postscript asks if employment can be found in England for a 'steady pious white youth'.

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