Jos Entwhisle to Rev. Geo. Marsden, Albion, Leeds, 10th March 1812
First page of a letter from Joseph Entwhisle to Rev. George Marsden at Leeds. The sender apologises profusely for not meeting Marsden and discusses various items of (Methodist) business, including a new school, potential issues about licensing and possible problems with a bank.
Joseph Entwhisle (1767-1841) started preaching at the age of 16 and became known as the 'boy preacher'. He eventually became President of the Methodist Conference twice, in 1812 and 1825. Reverend George Marsden (1765-1838) had been recommended by Wilberforce in 1793 as assistant to the chaplain of New South Wales, Australia. He became President of Conference in 1821 and 1831.