From Richard Smith, confectioner of Boar Street, Lichfield, to Mary Tooth in Madeley. He is happy to inform Tooth that Reverend Mr [William Henry Loxdale] Eden is with them in Lichfield and is lodging with Smith. He preached here last Sunday and in another place on Monday night and ‘he had five or six children added to his family [converts]’. After Eden and his friends had some supper, he was sent for to help the converts to pray – they were hard at it until midnight, but their efforts were not in vain.
Smith understands that Tooth has Loxdale’s cousin Loxdale with her at Madeley – probably Tooth can inform him/her[?] that ‘I make bride[?] cakes to any size or price and shall greatly esteem the honour of making theirs if it is not too late.’
In a postscript, he mentions that Mr Bartley, the bearer of this letter, could bring Tooth’s reply back with him.