From John S. Ragland to Rev. Baker. Ragland writes that soon after his last letter to Baker he became severely ill, perhaps suffering a stroke. As such he will not be fit to fulfil his engagement with Baker which they had agreed previously. He writes that his wife has also been ill. The chapel therefore is to be re-opened on a weekday by Dr. Beard, and the bills are being prepared by Mr. J. Gaskell. The letter ends with Ragland saying that he has heard a lamentable account of McDonald's domestic condition. Travers Madge is mentioned.
Dated at Hindley.