Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 MAM/FL/3/7/16
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 MAM/FL/3/7/16
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Jul 1836 [dated as postmark]

Scope and Content

From Norwich [postmark]. Gregson is uncertain if Tooth received her last letter as she sent it with a friend to London, from where she hoped that it could be despatched to Madeley free of charge. She is afraid that there may have been some mistake.

The main aim of this letter is to try to induce Tooth to visit Norfolk after the Conference [held in Birmingham]. [James Briggs] Holroyd, Gregson's circuit superintendent will be there and will almost certainly be willing to accompany Tooth back to Norwich. The Birmingham coach comes direct to Norwich. May the Lord make Tooth useful in this city.

Gregson's sister and her husband [Ann and Henry] Francis are moving to Lakenham in the midsummer. It is a small village about one mile from Norwich and is a very rural, nice place. At about the same time, Gregson intends to leave this house and get something smaller. She has rented one which seems very suitable. It was pleasing to see that the two parlours open into one by the use of folding doors - perhaps the Lord intends her to be strengthened [in health] to hold prayer meetings in the house.

Since Gregson wrote to Tooth last, she has had the worse attack that she has ever had. It lasted two months without a single days break, but she has been well in the two months since then. She does however have a weakness in her legs which prevents her from taking too much exercise.

Her new lodgings have a small secluded garden which will be nice after three years without one.

[Sarah] Boyce has abandoned 'housekeeping' after being much disappointed with her niece who she took to live with her. The girl caused her a great deal of trouble and concern. Boyce has therefore taken lodgings which she much prefers. Gregson thinks that Boyce has been out on a preaching tour for six weeks now, travelling from place to place. The response has been excellent and it is surely the Lord's doing. Boyce has however not been well and has often been brought low by the exertion. She is due to return next week - it has been a fortnight since Gregson last heard from her. All this was done without a great deal of forward planning, so Boyce does not yet know about Gregson's imminent move.

[Ann Francis] sends her regards. [Henry] is away on business for a fortnight.

Tooth should write to Gregson at 10, The Crescent.