Richard Malone continued in his letter to the Bishop of London to describe the impact of his work on him and his family very movingly
Your Lordship may enquire why leave in such circumstances – I should wish for other Preferment if possible in the country or the suburbs of London of equal value to my own. I must therefore inform your Lordship that since I have been in my present charge my wife and children have never returned their health and I have been compelled every year to send them to the country for four or five months. At the commencement of the present year my wife caught scarlet fever in my district and my whole family and household have been laid down with this terrible disease. I have lost my eldest little boy in this fever and this sad bereavement has made me all the more conscious to effect a change in my charge.
Bishop Tait replied:
I quite feel it…and especially under the melancholy circumstances .. the difficulty is to find any opening …might you [find] it a challenge? 
* Mr Jennings - former Rector of St John the Evangelist, Smith Square in 1840s at the time of the ICBS grant application for the new church