From M. Jones and R.[Rebecca?] Gunn [in Bridgnorth] to [Mary] Tooth. They were sorry to find that Tooth remains unwell. Hopefully as the warmer weather gets here, she will feel better and will be able to make the trip to Bridgnorth - it has been a long time since they had the pleasure of seeing her. Rebecca would have come to see Tooth, but no-one can do for [Jones?] what she does. She has to carry [Jones] up and down stairs and assist in the school, which obviously restricts her time.
[Jones's] health is reasonable except for the lameness.
Their congregation increases and the society likewise. Mr Powel sends his respects - he called on Tooth twice but she was out.
They would be much obliged if Tooth could send the money via [William] Bird - the preachers say that a ventilator would be a great asset in the chapel as it is so 'close'.
Their love should be passed to Miss Stinson.
- William Bird (1781-1869) was born at Stourport, Gloucestershire. He was converted at the age of eighteen by the Wesleyan minister Jonathan Edmondson and entered the itinerancy in 1806. His circuit ministry of forty-five years was spent in the midlands and North of England. He spent his superannuation in Bradford and Oldham. Source: Hill's Arrangement 1869 and Minutes of Conference 1870