- William Wood Stamp (1801-77) was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of the Wesleyan preacher John Stamp (d.1831). He was educated at Woodhouse Grove School and was converted as a medical student in London. Stamp entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1823 and exercised an active ministry for fifty years. He served as President in 1860. Stamp died in Waterloo, Liverpool. Source Minutes of Conference 1877.
- Luke Tyerman (1820-89) was born at Osmotherley near Thirsk, Yorkshire. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1844 but was forced by ill health to retire from the active ministry in 1864. Tyerman was one of the most distinguished Methodist historians of the 19th century. He wrote the first scholarly biographies of John Wesley, George Whitefield and John Fletcher, and wrote on a wide range of related subjects Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974).
From 26 Bunhill Row, London, to [William?] Stamp. At the last moment, he feels compelled to 'give up Uxbridge' as his throat is 'thoroughly disordered' and he does not feel capable of performing in public. He trusts that they will have a very profitable day without him.
In a postscript he asks that his love be given to [Luke] Tyerman and [Robert] Newton. He feels that he is very much in their debt.