Copy letter from Manchester to the Missionary Committee re [Joseph] Entwisle's recommendation of Mr Charrington for the West Indies. Charrington works in a foundry, and should therefore be accustomed to working in hot temperatures.
William Flint of Guernsey in the Channel Islands has offered himself as a preacher or as a home missionary. Coke suggests that he be sent to Ashbourne, Derbyshire, where there is great need of a preacher.
Flint has been a soldier and some objections have been voiced about his appointment on these grounds. Coke condemns this opinion as being contrary to Scripture, and he refers to the rejection by the leaders of the Dublin Society of one preacher because he was an attorney at law. On reflection Flint might be suitable for the West Indian Mission.
He requests guidance on the writing of the annual report.
[Originals in the archives of the Methodist Missionary Society , reference Home C box 1.]