Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 MAM/ Fl/7/15/29
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 MAM/ Fl/7/15/29
  • Dates of Creation
      undated [pre-1815]

Scope and Content

From K[atherine] Whitmore at Cotsbrook to Mary Tooth. She cannot allow Austen[?] to return without sending a little hemlock [used as a sedative] to Tooth. Reference is made to the poor health of [Mary Fletcher].

Whitmore does not know if Tooth and Fletcher gave any thought yesterday to the parish here. 'It was indeed a day of delight and I trust much spiritual seed was sown. All was harmony and many of our young relatives meet in love to each other and to seek the bread of life. I need not say [that] Mr J[ohn] Eyton was very great, and our dear Rector, and another dear nephew, a minister of the Church of England had, I believe, much spiritual conversation with dear Mr J[ohn] E[yton]. It was almost too much pleasure ...' Spiritual matters are discussed. Whitmore knows that the Reverend Charles [Blaney Cavendish] Whitmore 'has long had your prayers, I now entreat not only for continuance for him, that the work of conversion may be perfect, settled, to everlasting life ...' Spiritual matters are further discussed in detail. They would welcome their prayers also for Mr J[ohn] Wall, who is a gospel minister, laid up with a burst blood vessel and is 'anxious for his flock, seeking an evangelical assistant. O pray that this visitation may be blessed to him ... and his wife is one of our beloved neices and he has a large family of children.'

Whitmore rejoices in the success at Madeley.

In a postscript, Whitmore regrets that there is so little hemlock in the package. It is all that she could source locally, but hopes to acquire more.