Copy letter from Petersburg, Virginia to an unnamed correspondent, informing him of his arrival in Norfolk, Virginia, and his hasty departure due to the outbreak of yellow fever from which Messrs Ormond and Jarratt have since died.
Coke gives details of his itinerary [see PLP/28/11/46], and asks if his correspondent can suggest a place for him to stay. He needs a quiet room where he can finish his Bible Commentary –possibly at Mr Manley's house.
Coke asks about the whereabouts of Mr Lowry, as he wishes to send the Commentary and other papers back to England with him, and he would also like to know about the availability of American ships sailing for London in the new year.
Coke sends his regards to [Jacob] Baker and Mr Comeyges.
In a postscript Coke states that he has written to Mr Sargent re Lowing's 'call'.
[Original in the possession of the Baltimore Methodist Historical Society.]