Daniel’s letters: 30 April 1815 – parents unwell, advice regarding treatment of Lameness



R. May 4th

Hounslow April 30th 1815

Dear, Father and Mother

Your letter Dated 15th of April I received on the 19th of the same And sorry to hear of your unhealthy situation and in great hopes you are better at present ,

I am very sorry to heard such mournful account of Tho\s/ George’s family, I have no news at present worth notice but all for war and the sound of fifes drums and trumpets we have heard again but I hope it will not last long

In concern of Morris Griffiths as he told me he chance to get rather tipsy and meet with the recruiting party and listed into the first Regiment of foot Guard ,

The Gunpowder I sent you is 3s 6d per lb I have not see D. Davies yet but I think I shall see him before long

I have nothing particular to inform you at precent but this we are in our usual health and hope you will write as soon as you can and remember me to my frinds –

Your most humble servant

Dl Williams

[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

My good Brother I am sory to hear of your Lameness and would advice you to get a pice of  wite  Leather 8 inches over and put a plaster of Burgandy pich that is of brite yelow color and put it on the  hip  as warm as you can bare it and Let it be on untill comes of of his own acord

get it Rub with coars Touel as hard as you can bare it before you put the plaster on it is the rheumtism that is fix in the hip it goes by the Difrent Name of Sciatic in the […]ate of the Back it is Caled Lumbago I have reasson to hop that you will feind a Benefite from it I am with

Respect yor Brothr Owen Williams

[John Williams, Daniel’s father, replies]

Penralltddu May the 7th 1815 Answer to this

Yours Dated the 30th of April Came to hand the 4th of Instant and am glad to hear of your healthy situation, praise the Lord for his mercy,

I am so painfull that I cannot sleep night or Day since a fortnight, Chair and pillows is to hard for me to sit on them, that maks me to be in bed greatest part of my time, and cannot turn my self in bed without great pain, and I do not know what will come of me, Your Mother is very unhealthy but she is Deal better than me

I have great many thanks to you my brother for your advice to me of the plaster your relation in this neighbourhood is well and Hearty,

Daniel, Will your Brother meet in Cardigan with a young man called John Landwr and bids him to ask you can you find a work to him if he comes to Houndslow, he wants to go to some where, he is now work at the new mill in Cardigan

John William

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