Letter

Scope and Content

From Abraham Watmough at Newent to Mary Tooth in Madeley. Her kind letter and its contents came safely and in good time. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail, with particular regard to Watmough's spiritual state. Reference is made to the doctrine of entire sanctification.

Watmough trusts that his wife is prospering spiritually, although her physical health is so poor at present that he has been apprehensive that he may lose her.

It was kind of Mrs and Miss Haslewood to remember Watmough - he sends his best wishes and hopes that they are 'happy in God'. His best wishes should be passed to the rest of Tooth's friends in Madeley. Particular reference is made to [John] Hodson, [David] Cornforth and Rosamund Tooth.

Watmough thinks that he shall have to go via Ironbridge to the district meeting, which he thinks will commence on wednesday morning 2 July. [Daniel] Campbell from Gloucester is to preach at Newent on Sunday 29th inst. Watmough will then preach for Campbell at either Tewkesbury or Gloucester. If it is Tewkesbury, Watmough hopes that he will be able to visit Madeley on Monday, where he may spend the night and perhaps hear a sermon - or even preach one if there is a vacant appointment. However, he cannot say if he will be able to get to Brosely or Ironbridge on the Monday.

He is pleased to see from the cover of the Wesleyan Magazine that one of the volumes of [Mary] Fletcher's life is ready. Watmough has no doubt that it will be an edifying read.

Notes

  • Daniel Campbell (1771-1835) entered the itinerancy in 1798. He served as a missionary in Jamaica and suffered persecution including imprisonment. After his return to England in 1805 he exercised an active circuit ministry until poor health forced him to superannuate in 1833. He spent the last twelve months of his life in London where he continued to preach in local churches until his final illness. He died on 21 April 1835. Source: Minutes of Conference 1835

Note

Notes

  • Daniel Campbell (1771-1835) entered the itinerancy in 1798. He served as a missionary in Jamaica and suffered persecution including imprisonment. After his return to England in 1805 he exercised an active circuit ministry until poor health forced him to superannuate in 1833. He spent the last twelve months of his life in London where he continued to preach in local churches until his final illness. He died on 21 April 1835. Source: Minutes of Conference 1835