From Katherine Whitmore in Cotsbrook to Mary Tooth in Madeley. She hopes that her dear friend Mrs Plowden's book arrived safely. It was sent via Mr Perks, but Whitmore did not have time to write. She was sorry that Perks could not give them many details of their revered friend [Mrs Mary] Fletcher?]. He had heard nothing since last Monday 'and I almost grieved to hear poor Miss Yate was still in a state of suffering, but this was wrong, because we are sure everything is ordered for the greatest of mercies ...'
Reference is made to the hemlock [used as a sedative] being delivered with this note. Mr Bayley seems quite satisfied with the appearance of Whitmore's injured sister's arm, although she fears that she will be laid up for a long time yet. Spiritual matters are discussed and reference made to Dora.
Tomorrow, Whitmore will have the opportunity via her gardener to enquire after the books that have gone astray and hopefully to retrieve them for Tooth.