Having received an acknowledgement to his first letter to Prince Albert, Henry Moule writes a second letter giving more more details of the conditions at Fordington. In an attempt, one suspects, to keep up the pressure, he also informs the Prince that the correspondence will be published.
In 1854 Cholera had broken out in the Dorset parish of Fordington which was part of the Duchy of Cornwall. The Rev. Henry Moule, Vicar of Fordington wrote a series of letters tp H.R.H. Prince Albert, president of the Council of the Duchy. The eight letters were published in 1855. This is the first letter in that series.