From [John Hutchinson] in Clifton, near Bristol, to Charles Wesley. Hutchinson is 'opprest beyond measure', and has never been in greater need of Wesley's help and prayers. He has had his worse night since leaving Leeds, Yorkshire, and feels that he will not be long in this 'vale of tears'.
He was sorry to hear that Sarah Wesley has been unwell [with the small pox].
Hutchinson's time is spent in 'sighs, tears, and prayers', but he wants no pity, for he deserves these tribulations.
In a postscript he asks that Sarah [Wesley?] get them a gallon of raison wine. Charles should also let him know how much Hutchinson owes for what was spent on the road. Robert can bring the wine up today.
[Annotated by Charles Wesley J.H petitioning for [unreadable word].]