Written from 47 Devonshire Chambers, London.
To say that the proposition for a Conference does not come from Findlater but Findlay. Whom he described as 'one of those notorious Madras regulationists missionaries, a Weslyan, and a man of great force of character'. Findlay would see that there was a regulationist conclusion to the Conference. He thinks that his visits to the country and the distribution of 'Queen's Daughters' by Mr Cooke has resulted in a lot of enquiries going out to India and that this is one of the reasons for Findlay's action. Approves of W's letter to Mr Horne [see letter of 21 Dec 1899]