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  • Reference
      GB 133 MAM/Fl/7/17/10
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 MAM/Fl/7/17/10
  • Dates of Creation
      [1814 - dated by interanal evidence]

Scope and Content

From Mary Whittingham at Biggleswade [postmark] to Mary Fletcher at Madeley. She was 'truly refreshed' by the receipt of Fletcher's very kind letter. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail. Her dear aunt Fletcher has always been most kind to Whittingham and the very generous legacy that Fletcher mentions as being in her will is more than she can expect.

It is wonderful that Fletcher has been able to get out among the people doing the Master's work. Spiritual matters are discussed.

Dear Mrs Gilpin has now gone to her rest. Her dear friends Mrs and then Mr [John] Waltham [Rector of Darlaston] also 'died in the full triumph of faith'. They left Whittingham's son John, whose godparents they were, a legacy of £20 and Mr Waltham's books. He has been succeeded in the parish by a Mr [Samuel] Lowe, who Whittingham knows very well. Lowe's wife is a very good partner in his work.

Whittingham is very thankful that the Lord has given Fletcher such a good nurse in Mary Tooth.

She has today heard from her daughter Marianne - she is well. 'Lord Wellington tries to be of use to her' [Marianne was in Paris at this time, where Wellington was the British ambassador]. Whittingham's husband and children send their regards.