Letter from Reuben Hedlock, 10–21 January 1844

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curant and being sandy they were both plunged into Deep Water and Caried Down the streem mr Cartwright seeing the perilous situation of the his wife Leaped into the Water from which he and mr Pugmier was scarsly Saved mrs Cartwright was torn from the Grasp of her husband and mr Pugmirs by the violence of the Watter and Drouned the Body was not found until the Next day they were immideatly arrested for Man Slaughter and Confined in Chester Castle to await their trial. also a Preist by the name of Turner [blank] Was drownded on the 20 of Nove 1843 [blank] in Sheffield he was not found for 3. days after his death he was caried down the Streem by the violence of the Curant after Baptising two candidates a corenors Inquest was held upon the Body verdic accidental Death By Drowning these two accidents caused muich Exitement through Briten some denied the faith and our Enimies insulted the Saints by caling them Murderers &c [blank] on the 3rd. <​and 4th.​> of december I met with the saints in the Temperance Hall No 50 Notingham Court Road there were Present 3 High priests 7 Elders 15 Priests 5 teachers 3 deacons
mem Eld Pre [Priests] Tea Dea Emi <​Since La[s]t Con[ference]​> Bap
the Western Branch of the church Was reprasented by Wm. Major— 62 3 7 3 2 5 5
the Estern Branch Was Reprasented by Elder Luzey—— 138 3 7 2 1 10
the Wo[o]lwich Branch Reprasented by a priest by the name of B. Painter— 40 2 5 1 1
Newbury Branch by Wm. Major— 28 3 4 1 1 1
total 4 Branches of the church—— 268 11 23 7 4 6 16
there had Been sad worke in the Conference many had been cut off (but Had not Denid the work <​faith​>) for trifling offences and made aplication to be admited Back again by Baptisem Which was granted the Saints had the poorest place to meet in in of any place I had vissited but while I was there they got a New place for Both Branches that was very Respetable [p. 6]
curant they were both plunged into Deep Water and Caried Down the streem mr Cartwright seeing the perilous situation of his wife Leaped into the Water from which he and mr Pugmier was scarsly Saved mrs Cartwright was torn from the Grasp of her husband and mr Pugmirs by the violence of the Watter and Drouned the Body was not found until the Next day they were immideatly arrested for Man Slaughter and Confined in Chester Castle to await their trial. also a Preist by the name of Turner [blank] Was drownded on the 20 of Nove 1843 [blank] in Sheffield he was not found for 3. days after his death he was caried down the Streem by the violence of the Curant after Baptising two candidates a corenors Inquest was held upon the Body verdic accidental Death By Drowning these two accidents caused muich Exitement through Briten some denied the faith and our Enimies insulted the Saints by caling them Murderers &c [blank] on the 3rd. and 4th. of december I met with the saints in the Temperance Hall No 50 Notingham Court Road there were Present 3 High priests 7 Elders 15 Priests 5 teachers 3 deacons
mem Eld Pre [Priests] Tea Dea Emi Since Last Conference Bap
the Western Branch of the church Was reprasented by Wm. Major— 62 3 7 3 2 5 5
the Estern Branch Was Reprasented by Elder Luzey—— 138 3 7 2 1 10
the Woolwich Branch Reprasented by a priest by the name of B. Painter— 40 2 5 1 1
Newbury Branch by Wm. Major— 28 3 4 1 1 1
total 4 Branches of the church—— 268 11 23 7 4 6 16
there had Been sad worke in the Conference many had been cut off (but Had not Denid the faith) for trifling offences and made aplication to be admited Back again by Baptisem Which was granted the Saints had the poorest place to meet in in of any place I had vissited but while I was there they got a New place for Both Branches that was very Respetable [p. 6]
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