From [Mr] D. Davies in Shrewsbury. He was very grateful to receive Tooth's letter and is indeed thankful for Tooth's kind intention with regard to the picture [see MAM/FL/2/9/3]. If it is not removed to his sister's, he must ask the favour of Tooth keeping it until Davies next visits Madeley.
Tooth will no doubt be surprised to hear that Charles Bosanquet has sent [Mary] Fletcher's will to him, to be proved locally in Shropshire. Davies hopes to return it at the beginning of the week.
He was grateful for Tooth's offer of remarks concerning Fletcher's last days 'but I went and heard [John] Davis make an excellent discourse from the 14th of the Revelations & the 13th verse (to an immense congregation) in which your remarks were introduced'. Davies's wife and Mrs Hewitt join mi sending regards.
- John Davis (1780-1852) was born at Dursley in Gloucestershire. He joined the Methodists at the age of seventeen and entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1802. His active circuit ministry of forty-four years was spent entirely in England. Davis was afflicted by attacks of paralysis in 1845 while stationed in Leicester. He superannuated at that years's conference and spent his final years in the Liverpool North circuit. Source. Minutes of Conference 1852 and Hill's Arrangement 1847