'We feel much interested about your dear sister [Rosamund], but feel assured that the Lord will bless, comfort and support…'
Gregson thinks that [Sarah] Boyce is weaker in health than last year, but she is able to get about and occasionally engages in the Lord's work as usual [preaching]. Gregson's own complaint has been very much better - it has not come back in many weeks, although she still feels that too much exertion will not be good for her.
They [Gregson and Boyce] are to take a little sea air this week at Lowestoft where they will take lodgings for a few weeks.
Last week she went to see her sisters, as Mary has had a paralytic attack but has largely recovered. The Lord has been working on her mind and she felt resigned to either live or die. Her sister Francis is 'more seriously inclined - and I think her husband still more alive to the things that make for his eternal welfare…since they have had less of this world's good they have felt the vanity of former times'.
A few days later
They have now arrived at Lowestoft and she is writing this with the sea in view. The lodgings are comfortable and she has taken them for two or three weeks. There are many friends here - Boyce is well known here - she lived in Lowestoft for some years and her old friends were pleased to see her. It would be wonderful if Tooth could visit Norfolk - Gregson has still not abandoned hope. They could visit Suffolk and this place.
Gregson has not yet seem [Ann] Jordan but expects that pleasure in August - she hopes that Jordan will be made a blessing to many people.
Their prayer meetings have been more lively lately but they need assistance. A short time since Boyce and Gregson met by appointment with two other female preachers. [Boyce and Gregson] spoke at 2pm and the other female preachers spoke that evening. The chapel was very full and the people were alive. 'There appeared a very precious feeling among the people, we returned the same evening ten miles and it was eleven when we got home, but as I now have a close carriage, we do not fear the evening air…'
Boyce sends her regards and best wishes. Gregson hopes that Mr Cooper will not leave Madeley as that would be a great loss to Tooth etc. Regards should also be passed to Mrs Hurd and Miss Dorset.
In a postscript, she asks that Tooth write soon to them at Mrs Edmunds', cabinet-maker of Lowestoft. Their regards should also be passed to their friends at Bridgnorth.