From Miss C. Rhodes in Leeds Yorkshire, to [Frances] Pawson in Halifax (to be collected from Richard Emmot's house). Circumstances prevented her from accepting Mrs Emmot's kind invitation to visit Halifax.
Miss Ritchie has just returned to Otley after visiting Madeley in Shropshire with [Sarah] Crosby. Ritchie spent a week on Leeds with Rhodes before completing her journey.
She has this morning re read Pawson's advice, which she sent last year when Rhodes was visiting Skipton. She often finds it useful if she finds herself in a state of temptation or depression. Spiritual matters are discussed.
Two of the preachers are very ill [William] Percival has been confined to his bed for some time, but is slowly recovering, while [Lancelot] Harrison was suddenly taken sick last Monday with the same complaint. [James] Wood is hard pressed to fill their preaching places, and many would be grateful if [John] Pawson could help them out by preaching two or three sermons.
Their friends in Call Lane send their love.
[Sarah] Crosby bore the fatigue of her journey to Shropshire very well.
Miss Armitage and Miss Carr drank tea with them yesterday.
Her love should be passed on to Miss Hudson, Mrs Emmot, and the Miss Carrs.