From 32 Clarence Street, Liverpool. Hill received Tooth's letter via their neighbour Goodall. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail.
They [Hill and her husband Thomas] are pleased to hear that the work prospers in Madeley. They were unaware that Mr Mortimer had left Madeley until Mr Goodall mentioned it. 'I am glad that the change has been so much for the better & that you are comfortable in the present appointment…'
Hill was sorry to hear that poor Mrs Edward Loxdale is in such a poor state of health. It must be a real affliction to herself and her husband, whose concern for her when he was here, was extreme. He is most affectionate. Dear Mary Higgins has suffered a great deal on account of her religious faith - does Tooth ever see her. Spiritual matters are discussed.
The work of God is going on here very well. The congregations are very good and all the preachers are excellent and highly approved of. Poor dear [John] Riles, the circuit superintendent is in a poor state of health and unable to preach except very seldom, but they are blest with several able supernumaries who supply for his absence.
[Thomas] is an invalid and suffers much from weakness in his limbs and violent cramp. Hill herself enjoys reasonable health. Spiritual matters are discussed.
- John Riles (d.1826) entered the Methodist itinerancy in 1788. His ministry was exercised in circuits throughout England and Scotland. His Conference obituary states that towards the end of his life 'he was called to suffer both from the most severe domestic bereavements, and from the distressing influence of personal affliction…' Source: Hill's Arrangement 1819 and Minutes of Conference 1826