From D. Whitmore to Mary Tooth. They read Tooth's account of [Mary] Fletcher's declining health with great interest. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail, with specific regard to the implications of Fletcher's probable impending death.
As they understand from Mr G. Gate yesterday that Fletcher's appetite has failed, they have taken the liberty a chicken dish which is very light - if she likes it, Tooth should send a child from Madeley to inform them and they will send some more. They also sent a few oysters yesterday and will send half a dozen more.
Weather allowing, they hope to be in Madeley on Monday. Reference is made to their drinking tea at Mr and Mrs Mortimer's lodgings [possibly Harvey Walklate Mortimer and his wife Elizabeth]. Reference is made to Mr [George] Perks and the practical arrangements for Whitmore's visit.