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From [Mary] Baldwyn in Ludlow, Shropshire, to Sarah Wesley. She is relieved that Elizabeth Waller and her son Thomas have escaped with bruises - God is indeed merciful, and that her god-daughter [Sally Wesley] and Charles junior are both well.

A young woman who recently stayed at Llandindrod Wells informs her that their parents at Garth are fine. The house is apparently crowded as many of father's relations are staying even Miss Musgrave and Sister Price. They all intend to spend a few weeks at Llandindrod [Wells]. Rebecca Gwynne is no doubt 'better pleased … where she is than amongst them'. She hopes that Thomas Waller will benefit from the 'hot well water'. Mr and Mrs Poole are going there this week to visit their daughter, who is married to the young Rev. Taylor of Clifton.

Mary would have liked to have stayed longer in Bath, Somerset, to see their sister. She is still rather sore from the effects of the coach overturning.

Charles junior's 'surprizing performance on the spinet' remains fresh in their memory'.