Letter

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From Daventry to Mary Tooth in Madeley. The book committee, of which Waddy is secretary, is about to publish a new edition of [John] Fletcher's books. If Tooth has anything of his in manuscript 'that would enable them by its insertion to secure the copyright, it would be very desireable, as I understand a London book seller has it in contemplation to publish an edition of his works at a low price, in order to obtain our market and thereby injure the friends of the Connexion.'

Waddy understands that Mr Gill had some manuscript sermons in his hands and Waddy has therefore written to him by this post in order to enquire concerning them.

He would be grateful if Tooth could write to Waddy concerning this subject and send it to his house in London, to await his return there. If she were to enclose some John Fletcher manuscripts, it would increase his obligation to her.

If Waddy's wife had been here, she would join in sending regards to Tooth and her sister [Rosamund]. His address in London is Long Lane, Southwark and he intends to be back on Friday the 8th inst.