22 May 1842

Sophia Parsons, 19 Colet Place, Commercial Road, London, to Joseph Angus, Walworth, 22 May 1842.

Dear Sir

The accompanying letter was written whilst on my passage from India—and addressed to a dear relative. Its Contents by him to have been Communicated to the friends of this Mission—but before his arrival in England he had departed from this world; I then felt disposed to suppress it—but finding by a note from Mr Thomas that he had sanctioned to you the request he made—that I would give some information respecting Patna.

I am induced to forward this letter without alteration

Believe me dear Sir

Very respectfully yours

Sophia Parsons

19 Colet Place

Commercial Road

May 22nd 1842

Text: Methodist Archives, MAW, Box 39 (BMS letter 438), John Rylands University Library of Manchester; Timothy Whelan, ed., Baptist Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1741-1845 (Macon: Baptist History Series, Mercer University Press, 2009, pp. 234-35.