From D. Whitmore in Cotsbrook to Mary Tooth. She would be grateful for Tooth's acceptance of the enclosed donation for the Benevolent Society. Whitmore hopes that the severe weather does not affect Tooth's delicate health.
Whitmore assumes that Tooth has heard of the second death in her family. Six months after the passing of dear [unreadable name], an invalid neice has also died. Both had been converted. Miss Shadwell has also been sick, but has recovered. Whitmore's sister Katherine is very well, much better than last year. Her sister Mary is also well, but 'depressed in spirit', which is probably the effect of the cold weather on her 'delicate frame'.