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From London to [Mary] Tooth at Madeley, Shropshire. In response to Tooth's letters received yesterday, Bosanquet and his brothers met this morning and decided that as they wish to show all possible respect to the memory of their aunt [Mary Fletcher], two of them will attend the funeral, which they presume will take place on Saturday next. This has taken them all by surprise so they will be unable to arrived before the middle of the day on Friday.

As they are ignorant of the circumstances connected with Fletcher's affairs and the contents of her will, they can only repeat their request that Tooth carry out whatever actions are required.

They shall of course attend on Tooth immediately upon their arrival. They will book rooms in the Tontine Inn.