6th July 1856 (?)
Apologetic note from George Marsden (1773-1858) addressed to Mr George Stephenson in Great Yarmouth, with later notation of Marsden's age, date of death and date of the note.
Marsden was converted in 1791 under the preaching of Joseph Benson (1749-1821). Marsden became a sick visitor in the then newly-formed Strangers' Friend Society and a minister. Later, he served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society. Marsden was twice President of the Conference (1821, 1831) but was described in 'Wesleyan Talkings' (1840) as having "no great range of mind", a "funeral manner" and a style which was "declamatory, and occasionally vociferous".