Very nice 2pp ALS from famed preacher of the City Temple, London, to Newman Hall. Joseph Parker was the only other London preacher whose popularity approached Spurgeon's. He published his now classic Preaching Through the Bible and many other works.
In the present, he writes to Hall, letting him know that his American guest is welcome to come to the City Temple and close the service with prayer, though apparently the message had already been prepared, so preaching was not an option. It is possible that the guest was D. L. Moody, who was with Hall in London in 1881 at the beginning of his preaching tour of the British Isles. He closes the letter referencing his soon to be published work answering the Freethought lecturer, Robert Ingersoll, who he notes is also from America. It was published as Ingersoll Answered: An Examination of His Discourse Entitled, "What Must I do to be Saved?"
Very good condition. Small split at the fold.