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From 42 Clark's Stret, Bury to Mary Tooth. He was grateful for the parcel which Tooth sent him - it would afford him great pleasure to see Tooth in her new home. Spiritual matters are discussed, with specific reference to the enormous influence which Mary Fletcher had over the Madeley Methodist society.

He cannot unfortunately comply with the request of Tooth and the committee to attend the meeting in August on behalf of 'your benevolent society', as he has a prior engagement in Nottinghamshire.

The times are most awful and it is a duty to intercede with God for their depressed country. 'I endevour to direct the suffering poor to him who says "Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will deliver thee…'

Hopkins himself has abundant cause to praise the Lord for he has blessed Hopkins's preaching.

His wife is often unwell of late.

[In the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo which brought the Napoleonic Wars to an end, Britain suffered from a severe economic depression.]