Letter from M M Preston to Mr Faithfull

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My dear Friend There is an Excellent Tract, written I am informed, by one of your daughters, entitled, 'The fool has said in his heart There is no god'. It is so very good that I wish to have a number of copies of it: but Warlheim the publisher declines selling it, ecept as one of a parcel which must be bought with it. The consequence is, as I know not only in my own case -that the sale of it is obstructed by its less worthy fellows. I think you will deem it _____ to put an end to this arrangement. I was sorry not to see you at Hertford on the day of the Anti-papal Meeting, & still more concerned to learn the cause of your absence. We have done but shabbily as a County, tho' there was some good speaking. I wish I could get over to see Mr. F. [Pecel?]; but I find it less easy than it was to fly about on horseback. - When you see Mrs [Pecle?], pray remember me very kindly to her. My Carale Mr [Brodie?] is leaving as Lady say, having been collated by the Bp[Bishop] of Winchester to a ___ of the Rectory of Alresford lately vacated by Lord Guildford. I hope I have found a successor. With kind regards to Mrs F believe me to be, yours truly, MM Preston.

Written at Cheshunt.