Printed stations of preachers issued by the Manchester Conference, July 1821
Attached letter from Mary Tooth in Manchester to Mary Tooth in Madeley [This makes no sense and is probably a mistake – the correspondent says that he/she was in a great hurry when writing this letter]. Through God’s mercy they are in good health and receiving kind treatment from the good Manchester people. They will say more when they meet with Tooth next, which will probably be on or before Friday. Reference is made to Mr and Mrs [Richard?] Williams and to the correspondent being met at Shifnall on Friday. They have enjoyed the pleasure of having preaching at 5 every morning. Many preachers, too many to name, have enquired after Tooth and sent their regards.
Much good is being done in Manchester and elsewhere. Membership has increased by 9000 in the British work this last year and 1000 abroad.
[Jonathan] Crowther has just walked in, very weary with the business of the day
- Richard Williams (d.1832) was a brazier in Ludlow, Shropshire. Despite opposition he was a member of the Methodist society in Ludlow for many years and served as a chapel trustee at Madeley Wood from 1807. Nevertheless he was not fully converted until a short time before his death which occurred in June 1832. Williams had been acquainted with the prominent female evangelists Mary Bosanquet-Fletcher and Mary Tooth. Source: Arminian Magazine 1832, 689 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)