Keswick, March 9th, 1863
I am very deeply engaged about the cotton distress: there, I say, send old clothes, but money is five times best. The relief is in such admirable hands, ministers of all professions, and eminent religious ladies. My nephew at Warrington thinks much good will be done teaching the mill girls to sew and read; also the men read, and by the suspension of drink for the time. I send him more than I can afford, and as much to other centres of distress; and the management of making my book known is very fatiguing. So far all that it has brought in is going to the distress
I've written about the cotton distress before. (Category famine.) It pops up often in Frances' letters. This particular letter seems to be in response to a question about where to send old clothes. Frances is pleased with how well organized the relief effort is and that people of all religious persuasions are pitching in to help. I'm guessing that her nephew at Warrington appreciated her efforts as much as she appreciated his. He and his father George (Frances' brother) were the chief mourners at her funeral a year and four months later.