From Hugh Bourne to Robert Stone in Derby. It was suggested on November 5 1818 by one of the travelling preachers in Leicester, that a monthly magazine be started at a cost of 3d per issue. There is a lot of support for such a venture among the members of the Society, and it would generate a good income for a small initial capital outlay.
After Bourne raised the matter with one of the Stewards, it was decided to start asking for subscribers. Names should be collected and delivered to Tunstall, Staffordshire, or Nottingham by Saturday next.
[The first issue of the Primitive Methodist Magazine appeared in January 1819, printed by J. Fowler of High Cross, Leicester.]