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From G. McLearthy[?] in Wrockwardine Wood to Mary Tooth. He must defer his visit to the [Madeley] barn until the future. He is expecting several urgent professional calls every hour and he is afraid that if he does not stand on ‘thorns while speaking I should ride upon them all the way to Madeley and back. Last Sunday I thought it prudent to get a distant appointment on our plan supplied for me on this account’. However, he hopes to be able to preach at Madeley Barn before long if he is still welcome ‘and shall bear in mind the alternate Sunday as it recurs, so as not to interfere with any appointed brother’.