Letter

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From Chrgorgan[?] Fussell at Wrexham Fechan to [Mary] Tooth. Her very kind and prompt letter would have received an earlier rely but as they were afraid to proceed any more in the business, and as the District meeting was near, they waited to send this by their preacher [Henry Tuck].

The work of God is prospering in this area. They have taken in two new places and have opened a new chapel. A large chapel is also being built in this town and another chapel in Worksop which will be for the mission there. Perhaps Fletcher has heard that the Duke of Norfolk [Bernard Edward Howard] has helped them with a gift of twenty tons of timber - Furniss spoke with the Duke for an hour and his Grace spoke very favourably of universal redemption but opposed particular redemption. The Duke also wished their project well and took an interest in helping them to plan their chapel.

Furniss was sorry to hear from [Benjamin] Longmore that Fletcher's health has been poor this last Winter. Hopefully when the weather improves, she will be able to resume her work.

Furniss's wife has been reasonably free from rheumatism. She joins in sending love to [Mary] Tooth, Mr Walters and the members of 'Fletcher's congregations'