From [George] Russell in Madeley Wood to [Mary] Tooth. The trustees of the Bridgnorth chapel have resolved that “A begging we shall go” without delay. They hope that Tooth, Miss Dorset and Mrs Hurd will leave no stone unturned in Madeley.
They have no doubt that Tooth will serve the cause by visiting Shifnall and perhaps some other places in the Wellington circuit, but they would be grateful if she did not ‘use my name off our own ground’. They also trust that she will be prompt as they wish to find out as soon as possible how much can be raised.
In a postscript he adds that the subscriptions in Bridgnorth are expected to exceed £40 but the exact amount cannot be determined until the ‘erection’ takes place.
He cannot get away to keep his preaching appointment at Madeley next Friday
- George Russell (1778-1834) entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1802. His circuit ministry was exercised in England and Wales. His death followed a long period of ill health. Source: Hill's Arrangement 1827 and Minutes of Conference 1834