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From Birmingham. They received Tooth’s kind letter. They do not make the candlesticks that Tooth mentioned but can sometimes obtain them for friends. They are not however plated on steel, but copper. They discovered the price this morning – the telescope candlesticks that stand eleven inches high are eighteen shillings with silver mounts. There are some that stand about two inches higher and they cost twenty-two or twenty-three shillings. It would give Jordan a great deal of pleasure to procure them for Tooth.

Since the conversation that Jordan had with Tooth regarding dress, she has thought about it a great deal. ‘If I all ways drest smart I should not stand a moment at throwing all at once that is superfluous. I drest some very plain some years ago I have [unreadable word] haded one thing after another, I think in [unreadable word] to make every thing plain, much do I lament not having a mother in Israel…I should not have done many things inconsistent’. However, she has cause to be thankful that she has Tooth and Mrs Smith [Wife of the itinerant George Smith?] ‘that as entered in to the deep things of God and is faithful and will tell me wot is wrong…’

The Lord is doing very good work in Birmingham. Souls are brought to God and there is a very good feeling in the public band. They had one soul in distress last night and they expect a gracious time on Sunday at the Bradford Street [Chapel] love feast.

Jordan thinks often of the dear people in Madeley and looks forward to a ‘glorious meeting in love’.

Miss Guy is weaker and is not expected to be able to come downstauirs very much longer. The words that Tooth spoke to Jordan on Saturday have proved a great blessing to Guy and she has had a firmer hold on faith ever since.

Miss Sociter is also very sick. Jordan has not seen her for several days. The lady that was taken ill on that evening is worse and the doctor is not hopeful.

[George] Smith is feeling better but Mrs Sas[?] has sprained her ankle.

Her husband joins in sending regards.