From the General Collection.
1847. LETTER FROM A PEEL WESLEYAN MINISTER
Peel, Isle of Man,
20 Sep: 1847.
My dear Brother,The printed account of the Itinerant Methodist Preachers' Annuitant Society came to me in my July and August Book Parcel, and, had it not been mislaid, I should have given it to you at the time. The enclosed receipt of your six pounds subscription to the Preachers' Fund reached me from your Chairman just before I left Kendal. I now send it, as Mr. Sumner requested.
I suppose you forgot to pay me for the six numbers of your Evangelical Christendom. I think that I should not have mentioned, had not a person called upon me just before I left Kendal and paid me sixpence for you. The person was from Ambleside and said he owed you sixpence that somebody had given him for you. I suppose you will know all about it: but I am unable to explain.
My coming to Peel was very unexpected; but I hope Providential, as the people seem to be very glad. Hitherto the friends have been remarkably kind, and I trust God will bless our labours. We have a very good Chapelbuilt in the Centenary year; and the House is like a Mansion, with a large Garden. My health is very good still, thank God; and I hope there is a little improvement in Mary Jane. The rest are as usual. Shall be glad to hear from you by an early post.. Yours very truly,
MYLES C. DIXON-.
Myles C. Dixon was engaged in the Ramsey and Peel (Northern) Circuit for the three years 1847-49. The Rev. Edward Sumner was stationed in Douglas from 1843 to 1845.