June 17, 1802.
Dear Friend in the Lord,
I RECEIVED your kind epistle, and drop these few lines just to inform you that I do intend and hope, if my God permit, to preach at Newark upon Trent the Sunday after next. My health of late has been but indifferent; but the inner man is often melted, humbled, meekened, and I may say renewed, though the outward man perish. Bless God for Jesus Christ! bless God for an everlasting covenant! and bless God for the invaluable gift of the Holy Spirit of promise, and for his sweet influences and operations! under which I am persuaded that, when I come to Newark, I shall come in the full possession of pardon, of peace, of a good hope, and of the sweet blessing of everlasting life. My kind love to dame and to Betsey.
Yours affectionately in Christ Jesus,