From John Lindop in Tabernacle Row, London, to [Mary] Tooth. He has taken the liberty of enclosing a copy of a little work that he has read himself with great profit. If it meets with Tooth’s approval, she can feel free to lend it to families in her neighbourhood where ‘it is most likely to be made a blessing through the agony of the Holy Spirit’.
Mrs Moore has asked him to say that she has written and trusts that the letter arrived safely. She and her husband [Henry Moore? – stationed at London City Road during the connexional year 1825-26] send their regards.
- Henry Moore (1751-1844) was born at Drumcondra near Dublin, the son of a farmer. Moore was apprenticed to a wood cutter and opened a school in Dublin after his conversion in 1777. He entered the itinerancy in 1779 and served first in Ireland and then England. Moore was well-regarded by John Wesley and in 1789 he became one of the first preachers to be ordained for the work in England. He was also appointed one of Wesley's literary executors, and was the author with Thomas Coke of one of the first biographies to be published after Wesley's death. Moore was a champion of conservative Wesleyanism in the early 19th century. He was twice President of Conference (1804 and 1823) and remained in the active ministry until 1833. Moore also authored the only substantial biography of the noted female Methodist Mary Bosanquet-Fletcher. He is buried at City Road Chapel in London. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1739- 1860, edited by Donald M. Lewis (1995)