[ John McOwan, Wesleyan Methodist minister. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J McOwan') [ to Rev. Walker ] and discussing a number of topics, in particular 'Bro. S Dunn' and 'the Division Question'

John McOwan, Wesleyan Methodist minister, superintendent of the Huddersfield Buxton Road circuit
Publication details: 
Halifax [ Yorkshire ]. 19 February 1847.
SKU: 19949

6pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The recipient is not identified, but is a 'Brother' minister, husband of the 'Mrs Walker' and father of the 'young Sam' named at the end. The letter begins: 'My dear Brother | I believe you promised to write to me from Leeds, and I have waited, & waited, until hope deferred makes my heart sick, and now I send this forward like Gehazi with the prophets staff, to know whether there be any voice or hearing.' He hopes that he finds himself 'at home on your Circuit', seeing 'the good work prospering': 'We expect your Super to assist at our Miss[ionar]y Ann[iversar]y. on March 28th.' 'Bro. S Dunn' and 'the Division Question' are the main topic that follows, others are: 'Mr Llewellyn' and his 'deputation'; 'the new Men at Bradford East' who 'surpass all that went before them - and leave us forgotten!'; 'Poor Philip'; 'Mr Talbot, Thorp Arch'; 'E Brooke Esq.'; and 'the Town Society'. McCowan was the subject of an engraved portrait. In 1873 he published a memoir of his brother Peter, a noted preacher.