From James Thorne at the Book Room to an unidentified `brother'.
With a view to circulating such a useful work and to promote sales from the Book Room, he has decided that Dr Adam Clarke's six volume Bible Commentary should be sold for £2.15.
He would be grateful if his correspondent could interest himself in the Exeter Chapel case, as it will hopefully prove to be a blessing to the Connexion.
Thorne has no missionary boxes. It is very inconvenient for the Treasurer and Home Secretary to be at such a distance, as it means that Thorne must act on his own responsibility with regard to matters like this.
The President of Conference [Francis Martin] has asked if any of the ministers know of a young man `likely to be taken out to travel, and who would go till next Conference as an hired Local Preacher, that they should inform him immediately'. The President's address from 5th February to 13th February will be 34 Mount Durand, Guernsey, and from 13th February to 19th February it will be 4 Clear View Street, St Hellier's, Jersey.
- Francis Martin (1805-77) was born in the parish of Launceston, Cornwall. He was converted in 1826 and entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1832. He served as President of Conference in 1850. Source: Beckerlegge