Written from Southport.
Anxious to send the [proper contribution towards the testimonial proposed for Sir James Stansfeld [his death occurred on 17 Feb]. They are both shaken by news of the death of Miss Willard only just learnt [she died on 17 Feb]. They cannot help feeling immense relief 'for she who was once so great a blessing, has of late wrought only injury to the very causes which she had laboured so many years to build up'. In contrast there is Stansfeld 'whose memory will be honoured and cherished by his friends and by thousands whom he strengthened for the 'Good Fight'