Letter to C. Hutchinson from Patrick Donnelly
Thursday March 12th/80
Having learned through the papers that you wish to prove that a society existed in Biddulph independent of [the one?] father Connolly formed. I wish to inform you that such is the case. These are the same gentleman. [...] he said there was a society existing in Biddulph previous to his coming there. He obtained his information through the confessional. [...] he also said they drifted away from the one he had formed back to the old one, but he coul d not help that he said he was of the oppinion thatwhen he formed his society, that eventually the others would [detract?] [...].
(signed) Patrich Donnelly [...]