From Abraham Watmough at Wellington to Mary Tooth in Madeley. Watmough was very grateful for her kind invitation to the watch-night. He would very much like to accept, but it falls on the day when he goes to Donington. He only visits that place once a month and he does not therefore think that it would be appropriate for him to cancel, esepcially as it is not likely that the watch-night will lack attendance. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail.
He is ashamed to say that yesterday was the first time that he has observed one of 'our regular quarterly fasts; though I have long been striving, and I believe not altogether in vain, to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ, yet somehow I have always overlooked or reflected [sic] these days.' His regards should be passed to [John] Squarebridge and [William] Edwards [ministers stationed in the Broseley circuit]. His wife joins in sending her best wishes.
- William Edwards (1790-1860) was converted in early life and entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1813. He served circuits in England and Wales until superannuation in 1849. Edwards died in Ispwich. He was a friend and correspondent of the female evangelist Mary Tooth. Source: Minutes of Conference 1858