Timothy Wiggin



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Wiggin has had some trouble soliciting subscriptions, but the Warden's subscription makes him optimistic. Suggests that Chase visit Huddersfield, Halifax, and Bradford.




Manchester, England


England voyage, Bp. Hobart, Platt Hall, the Warden Calvert, Mr. Heyworth


Manchester Feb 9 1824

My Dear friend,

Your favr from Chesterfield (recd only this morning) gave me very great pleasure. The present of Books made by the Vicar of Chesterfield is certainly a most liberal donation and says every thing in favour of that worthy gentleman. I have already written two letters to you which I directed to you, at the Post office Leeds and they will give you a history of what has taken place here, except what I have done today. I called on three gentlemn only they each gave me 5 pounds but I am sorry to say Mr. H[?] has not got any thing nor P[?] either. I hope they will be more active. I have not seen any of the other gentlemn who undertook to collect subscriptions. Some money can be obtained here, if earnestly solicited, but this must be done. People do not volunteer their donations. The Warden’s Subscription and note will percurse me many subscriptions and I think things look favourably here. Mr. Heyworth thinks some good may be done at Wakefield and he says he can introduce you there. Perhaps you may be advised to go there by some friend at Leeds. If you should want Mr. Heyworth’s [?] I will frwd it to you. Huddersfield I named in my former letters, and I now think Halifax and Bradford will be worth visiting. I wish to know when you intend to be at Huddersfield that I may acquaint my friend Josh Haigh Esq. I have no time to write further but remain

Dear Sir most faithfully yours

T. Wiggin

We are all well at Platt.

Letter to Philander Chase



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