Autograph Letter Signed ('Spedding Curwen') from Rev. Spedding Curwen of Frome, Dissenting Minister (father of John Curwen), entreating the congregationalist minister Rev. Dr Andrew Reed of Cambridge Heath, Hackney, to preach at Frome

Rev. Spedding Curwen (1790-1856) of Frome, Dissenting Minister, and father of John Curwen (1816-1880), printer and educator [Rev. Dr Andrew Reed (1787-1862), Congregationalist minister]
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Frome, Somerset. 13 June 1835.
SKU: 12448

2pp., 4to. 23 lines. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper, with the two pages of text on the two sides of the first leaf, and the address on the reverse of the second leaf, which has minor damage due to removal from mount, and carries two postmarks, and a broken red wax seal, with address by Curwen, to 'The Revd. Andrew Reed D.D. | Cambridge Heath | Hackney.' The first two paragraphs read: 'My dear Sir, | The Committee of our Missionary Society beg that I will intreat you to come to Frome at our next Anniversary, which shall be fixed to meet your convenience in an week of August or September. | We want you to preach on the Sabbath and to remain with us over the public meeting on Monday Evening.' Curwen has experienced Reed's 'paternal kindness', and knows his 'love to the Cause of our glorious Saviour in Heathen Lands'. He 'cannot receive "no", for your answer'. A postscript states that October would serve, if August or September proved impracticable.