From Liverpool to Thomas Simpson at Armley near Leeds. A considerable time ago, he engaged tospend January 12 and 13 in Manchester. It would be inconvenient to be away from his circuit for twoSundays in succession. Yet as it may be the last opportunity that he has to see his old friends, hefeels loath to abandon January 19th. ‘I never abounded in friends, old ones are falling off; Iam not at a time of life to make many new ones...’ He will have to get the services of astudent from Didsbury College to supply his place at a cost of 10s, which will lie upon Simpson asan additional charge.
Atherton will be in touch a few days before his engagement.
He sends his condolences on Simpson’s bereavement.
- Thomas Simpson (1782-1863) of Armley near Leeds in Yorkshire. Hejoined the Methodists in 1807 and was converted a short time after. He was appointed a class leaderin 1809 and was very active in local Methodist affairs for the rest of his long life. Simpsonfrequently filled the office of circuit steward and he and his wife regularly offered hospitality tovisiting preachers. Source: Methodist Magazine1863, 672