From John Valton in Manchester to an unidentified male correspondent in [Congleton]. Valton had intended to preach at Congleton on Monday next, but a [class] leader from Macclesfield came to him and informed him that the people there would be greatly grieved if he did not preach for them on his return, as he had not called upon them on his way to Conference. Valton's correspondent will see the reasonableness of their request and the propriety of Valton's acceptance of it. He would then have gone on to Congleton, but had promised to go to Buslem[?].
Valton is sure that he does not need to remind his correspondent of the near approach of death. Spiritual matters are discussed.
His love should be passed to Polly [Mary] and Phoebe