Gould, Mr

Hannah More to William Wilberforce

The Living of Axbridge is in the gift of the Prebendary of Wivilscombe in the Church of Wells; the Annual Value about /£/50. The name of the Incumbent Gould, about 60 years of age; the Prebend to which this Rectory belongs, is in the Gift of the . Mr. Gould is drunk about Six times a Week /has kept a Mistress in his House/ and very frequently /is/ prevented from preaching by the black Eyes got by fighting – is a middle aged man of his character they know nothing. The Curate a sober Young Man [letter ends abruptly]