From Pendleton [near Manchester] to an unnamed correspondent. Atherton was unable to reply beforeconferring with his colleagues. He thinks that he shall be able to comply with hiscorrespondent’s request. The day which has been selected is probably one of the days on whichthey are to preach in Manchester’s Bridgwater Street chapel. Reference is made to findingaccommodation for [William?] Lord .
On the back of this document are draft sermon notes on 2 Corinthians 6:2
- William Lord (1791-1873) was born in Bacup, Lancashire. He wasconverted as a boy under the influence of the minister William Edward Miller. Lord entered theWesleyan itinerancy in 1811 and quickly revealed himself to be a minister of conspicuous ability. Heserved as President of the Canadian Conference in 1834 and represented the British Church at theAmerican General Conference in 1835. From 1843 to 1857 he was governor of Woodhouse Grove School andwas instrumental in an elargement of the premises. Lord superannuated in 1861 and died Manninghamnear Bradford on January 20 1873. Source:Minutes ofConference 1873 andHill’s Arrangement1869