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To [Mary Fletcher]. He was grateful for her kind enquiry after his health. The day that he was at Madeley, he was in great pain from toothache and it was no surprise that he seemed much fatigued. The pain has now gone.

He was very gratified for Fletcher’s kind note concerning his ‘poor labours. I hope I shall feel it not only a happiness but a privilege again to meet the good people of whom you speak. The time of [the Methodist] Conference, I am given to understand, leaves you sometimes in want of help – may I therefore request to defer it till then?’

[His wife Mary] sends her regards to Fletcher and Mary Tooth.

Dated 'Sunday evening'.