Letter

Scope and Content

From J. Taylor at "Loyd's" to Mary Tooth. He has sent the key and encloses with it, his prayers for the blessings of heaven to descend upon Tooth for all the kindness that she has shown to Taylor. He intended no slight by not speaking to Tooth, especially as he considers herself to be in Tooth's debt and her "son in the gospel".

On the reverse of this sheet is an unconnected[?] note bearing the date "Sunday evening 17 May 1835" and written, probably by Mary Tooth. Robert Jones has just been tellingTooth [assuming that she is indeed the writer of the note] that some years back as [Tooth] was going to Much Wenlock, a man and woman were upon the road. She crossed over to them and after speaking a few words, gave the woman a tract on keeping the Sabbath day holy. As she was reading it, the woman became increasingly uneasy and this disturbed state of mind did not leave her until she sought salvation. She and her husband joined the society and have continued in it until this day.