Daniel’s letters: 14 February 1814 – Bonaparte fights on

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R 18th of February

11th of Hounslow

[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

February 14 1814

My good Brother this will Inform you that wee are alive & well hoping you are the Same Various is the News from the Seat of war but Certain it is that Prussa austra & Russian army are got within 37 miles of Paris all the Pawers of Europe are Inclined for peace which Bonaparte alone would not Consent to

my Best respects to frinds & and aquaintace and acept of this of yourselve from

your Brother Owen Williams


[John Williams, Daniel’s father, writes]

Answer to this, Penralltddu Febey 21st 1814

My Good People

This is to Inform yours that the letter Dated the 14th of February Came to hand on the 18th of the same after a Month of Expectation,

What Ever I am Glad to hear of you, we are in our usual health here, Caleb went from Cork to Spain with a burden of horned Catles now this long time and did not return yet

John Bowen Tredeued  Married to Miss  Davies  of Bridge End Cardigan I told you in my last that John felinrolo Married on the16th of December last and Died on the 3rd of Instant in s fathers house, Elizabeth my sister at Glanpoolafon is ill in health and feeble in Body,

The Weather, December 26th litle freezy  and thick fog that Day and freeze a litle untill the 5th of January he snow and a gentle freeze till the 11th  he snow all Day till 9 o’Clock at night with Strong  north East  wind 14 South East by East wind gathered the snow to the hedges in a Deep heaps 15 Thaw a litle and the 16 and in the night between the 16th and the 17th begin to freeze again. on the 19th  he snow, on the 21 and 22nd North East by East Strong wind. all the High roads was Shut up from hedge  to hedge  from the 23rd till the 28th Thaw very gently. 29th  Sleeting all Day, from the 30th to the 13th of February a feebling Thaw, from the 13th  till the 20th freeze Every second night and sometimes every night the farmers cannot Ploughging thier lands, We had a welsh Newspapper in the Principality of wales under the name of seren gomer, printed in Swansea, he Travel from Cardiff to Hollyhead, James the Baker of Kilgeran and sexton of the parish fall in the hill of tivy and Died in the night on the 18th of Instant.

Your humble servant John William

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Morris’ letters: 24 February 1814 – news from home, Wellington to France

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  1. 15th of March
  2. after Ireland

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Winchester Barracks 24th Feb’y 1814

To inform you that I joined the Regiment on the 11th Instant in Exeter I came in to Exeter on the 8th Ins’t and there I herd that the Reg’t was on the march from Beryhead to Winchester and there I stoped untill the 11th and then I marched with the Regiment to this place on the 21st 12 days march from Bery Head, a Party was picked out from this Reg’t to go to France but they are not gon yet I am not to go this time as I know of yet, and if it hapen that I must go I shall let you know again before I go – I have nothing particular worth to Relate only Sir W.M. Winn is in this Garrison With 1000 men that Volunteered  from the Militia to go a broad they are here now waiting for orders and I dont supose that will be long to Holland or France –

I have being very beusy since I joined untill this time I am on guard or eles I would write to you sooner, I had very bad snow from New Castle to Carmarthen and we was one day at Swansey waiting for Packet after that we had a very good Pasadge in about 3 hours and half, the ould shose lasted me untill the 13th Inst. and then I began to wear my new shose and they prove very good, let me hear evry particular news that you have yo in your paper I have not see a paper sin[ce] I left home let me know where about is Lord Wellington and where about is the Allies Army and let me know what is Newses is in the paper – I Expect your answ[er] as soon as possible with this Derections

Corporal Morris Williams

Cap’t Vernan’s Comp’y 2nd Batt’n

23rd Reg\t/ R.W.H. at Winchester, or eles where

 

I did not heard from Tho’s or knowing any thing of him and I do not know where to write to him if you have heard from Thomas Daniel or Caleb let me know in the next no more at present

Morris Williams


[John Williams, Morris’ father, writes]

March the 16th 1814.

We had a Letter of Daniel on the 18th of Feby  he was well then, allso of Caleb on the 26th he was in is health  that time, Your silk hanckerchiefs hemed by Nany Knukllwid  now this fortnight and your name. M.W. set on them

Lord Wellington Left Bayonne and goes on towards Bourdeaux he has 100,000  men under his camand, without spaniards & portugees as, Seren gomer Relate, The Combine Army cros the  Rhine month a go, and scarmeges was fought between  them and the French, Your Mother bids me to tell you to stay where  you are, We recived the last letter of Thos the 2nd of October last  Directions to him that time is as followeth, To. Thos William 6. Company 23rd Regt W Fusiliers 4 Divition British Army Spain, it is at present France

John William

Morris’ letters: 24 March 1814 – thousands lost in battle, disillusionment with military life, requests help with cost of acquiring his discharge

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Winchester Barracks 24th March 1814

Dear Parents  To let you know that I received your  Letter dated 16th Inst on the 20th, and am glad to find that  you are all enjoy your usial health as I am at present thanks  God for his tender Mercy towards us at all times, According to your  Letter I have being Talking with John Williams Concerning his  promise to write to his Grandmother and he Told me that  he Could not have time to write, About 3 days ago a great  News Arives here Concerning Lord Wellington he had a very  heavy General Engagement with General South and his Army and Lord Wellington got the Field at last after lost many  Thousands of the British Army, We have not yet heard a tr[ue?] account of the Action but we have heard that 6 or 7 of  of our 1st Batt. Officers is left in the Field either Lo[st]  or wounded it is not known yet,

I have a very great favour to Beg of you as you a[re]  my Father I have no one eles to Apply but you, and [I]  think no one eles would do the favour to me with greater pleasure then you if its Lays in your power, and I hope to God that  you will Endevour the best in your Power to get me this favour, That is to get my Liberty Discharge from this Regiment  Because I am tired of my life with this People because a man Cant think nothing of the world is to Com, is  this place which we always aught to do espesialy a regular soldier because he dus not know the manite they will send  him to face the Enemay or to some foring parts –

So mush Cursing and swering ammongs the men in General  that makes me ashame to be near thier Company bec[ause?]  I trie the best in my power to think and Depend to  make my self redy to die whenever God s please to ca[ll?]  me, because I see that I cant be hapy in this world and the happiness of this is not to compare to that of the  world is to come, you may be surprise by Reading this Let[ter]  but Indeed I do not write nothing but what is real [ … ]  one oClock in the Morning I thought my heart would brok[e]  I could not help crying till 7 oClock the same morning  when I look Back and see the wicked world that I [was?]  being Through and see the wickedness that I have dun  and it is out of a man,s power think but little to th[…]  [h]e ought to do in the Situation I am in at present –

This is my Plan of geting my Distcharge I do not know  whethr it will please you or not but I hope it will, if  y[ou]  will make the Thirty Pounds that I got make them up a thes[…]  Guineas or if that will not do make them up 40 Guineas  and go to Mr Lewis of Clinvew and Desire of him if  [Poss]ible Can be, to write to the Member of Parlamant of  Pembrokeshire and Desire of him to write to the Commander  in Chief or the Prince Regent, and Beg the favour of his  Royal Highess to get me Distcharged for the sum of money that  you please, and if that wont do I have no hopes being  Discharged for ever, and you must mention to Mr Lewis  the situation that I am in the Regiment and that I had Voluntered from the Cardigan but dont mention for how long a time you  may tell that you Could not I am to the knowledge of  what time that I Volunteered for, and if you will make it  come to pass I shall never go from home no not 10 miles  I shall settle home to help you and my mother so long as  you Live I am willingly be as your servant so Long as you Live  If I had 2 or 3 Hundred Pounds I would freely Depart with  them for my Discharge, Nothing in this World would  be to Dear with me to Depart with for my Discharge  and I hope you will Endevour the best you can to do what  I Desire of you, and let me know an answer of this  by the return of Post dont Let no one know the contents  of this Letter Exept my mother and my Brother W[illiam]  and if that will not come to pass I shall be ruin f[ … ]  and that is a very hard thing for a man to say –  I have no more to ad at present but Desire upon you  and hope to God that will com to pass no more  at present from your son and Humble servant

Morris Williams Corporal

2nd  Batt. – 23rd Regt


[John Williams, Morris’ father, writes]

Mr John Owen is the Member in parliament for Our County, and Mr Lewes of Klinuieu voted against him the last Election But Mr W’ms Cumgloine was with him, I will Try Mr W’ms for you the next Days, And if that will not come to pass take you aheart of anew and perform your Duty Towards God and man as a true and a faithful servant, I will not leave a stone without turn it for you. I am your well wisher, we are at home in our usual health and we hope these lines find you Enjoy the same Blessing, your Mother know nothing of this affairs, I cannot tell Her, And God Almighty give you mercy before your  superiors and grant you what you Desire

John William

 

  1. after Ireland

3rd after Volanteer

Daniel’s letters: 20 March 1814 – powder mill manufactory, snow deaths at home

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12th

Hounslow March 20th 1814

Dear Father and Mother

I take this opportunity to write this lines to you and in hope to find you in your good state of health as we are at present And to inform you your letter Dated 21st of Feb’r y came to hand 25th of the same and glad to hear of your health and hope you hear from Caleb before now. I have no new worth notice I have been in London 1st of March and I see D Davies  he was well and hearty and  I told him  to write home and he say he will the next Sunday,

I give you a little Description of this Manufactry in which is three fire engins two of them drive four pair of stones pice and other three pack them three engins they are destroy worth 100£ of coal in a week. leven Mills drive by watter and Mills where is wood  lignavita  instead of stones 18 pair in each Mill, three Mills drive by Horses –

I hope you write to me so soon as you can and every news and let me know wheres John Evans Kilgiran 123

David Moris Broyan and Tom W m  Johnat work now and let me know where is Cardigan Militia lays now and whether is D. Morris Married yet or not and all news you can find and let me know did you know the man has took up for rob Jacob Davies Trial, The Weather is very disagreeable freeze every night the frost not been out of the ground of three months is an old man in this neighbourhood say this is an old fashion winter

I am your most humble son and servant

D l . Williams


[John Williams, Daniel’s father, writes]

Answer to this. March the 26. 1814

This is to let you know that we are in a moderate state of health at present, and we hope these lines will find you all Enjoy the same Blessing, Yours Dated the 20th of Instant came to hand on the 26th of the same, Caleb Return from France after been a Burden of Horned Catle there from Cork, and have been very like to be taken by a American Privateer when they Return they lost thier Convoy Day before in a gale of wind, he write to me from Cardiff, and ask a Dirit on to write to you and I Did gave them to him. he Dated 23rd of February I had it on the 26th and Posted to him on the 27th of the same to Cardiff , 21st of February I Dated and posted last to you but this, the Old snow was visible by the side of the hedges and he frzees every other night till the 5th and 6th of March he snow and freeze till the 20th and now he is moderate weather, we did not sow any corn yet, John Evans Kilgerran is with W’m James and had a child from John Morris Blanurangell Daughter and not marry her, Tom W’m  John is at Swansea and he say when go from home he shall see you before he come back David Morris Married and he is at home, and was Discharged on the 24th of Instant from the old Militia for the virtue of Serving in the Loccal, at Chapel newidd meeting

Concerning D. Davis about the 24th or 25th of February a story came to our Nighbourhood that a man Died in a heap of snow on London Road to Cardigan some say it is at Kilcenin others says at Rhoyad in Radnorshire and the people found him first brought the Dead to the Church and not bury him soon that a people  may come  and see him to know him or not, Rachel Tygwin hear the story and begin to weep and say I am sure tis my son David is the man, on 11th of March Rachel […]  to Kilcenin and ask for the Dead the people of the place said is not here he is at Llansawel, Rachel came back, Tho s  his father went to Newcastle and Enquire with the pig Drovers about the Dead man in Llansawel the pig Drovers said in Royad is the man Died in the snow, Tho s  came home, and said so, Rachel then maks Tho’s  & John gare to go to Royad Tho’s  did go, and in two Days after Came a letter from David that he was well in London, the letter you bid him to write when you saw him in London 1st of March he say to you I will write next Sunday and that letter put them all at rest, and that letter came before Tho’s  came back.from Royad in Radnorshire some man Died there in the snow

Morris’ letters: 14 April 1814 – discharge dates, mother ill

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7th after Ireland. 4. Vo

Winchester 14th April 1814

Dear Parents

This is to Inform you that I have Rec’d your Letter dated 3rd April and am glad to find that you will do the best you can to get me what I Desire and I hope that will be in Short time, I was send by the Colonel to the Cardigan Militia for 10 days at gosport Receive Volunteer and we had 7 from the Cardigan and 14 from the Heriford Militia, The War is all over now Bonaparte is Surender to the Russians and I reley think if you could have Mr Williams to write to Sir Owen and him to the Comander in Chief no Doupt but I should have my Discharge for 30 or 40 Guineas, I would work Day and Night to pay them back to you if you will be so good as pay them now if that will com to pas

I Am constantly hope to god Almity that will com to pas and I shall enjoy the hapiness of being free and a man to my self once more I never shall be happy untill I shall enjoy the pleasure of Make my abode at Penral[ … ] as soon as you will Receive this I hope you will write as soon as possible to Let me know what Mr Williams says in this Cause, I have nothing particular at present I Enjoy my usial Health Thanks be to god for his mer[cy] David Richard & Martha is in their usial Hea[lth] and John Williams the same I have no more to say but hoping to God that my Des[ire] will be granted no more at present from I your son and humble servant

Morris Williams

Corp’l. 2nd Batt 23rd


[John Williams, Morris’ father, writes]

Answer to this April 24th 1814,

This morning yours Dated on the 14th of Instant at Winchester came to my hand, According as I say of Mr Williams Cumgloyne in my last letter. I saw him the next day  which was the 4th of Instant, and I ask how can a man be Discharged from a Reg’t of Regulars, what number said. the 23rd said I , it is better for him said he to stay where he is a litle, for peace will take place in short time and then they will be Discharged said he from some number up to the last may be, they fix on the 80th or 90th and every Reg’t above what they afixed upon shall be Discharged, and then he may meet a man Discharged of the said Reg’t will go in is room for a trifle and may be for nothing for many men said he like better to be a soldier than be Discharged, or else said he he may go to the Colonel of the Regiment and tell him that he is tire of been a soldier it is in his power to Discharge him if he please, Make yourself known to the son of Serjeant Enoch he is with you in the Reg’t may be he will do something for your Discharge, you know better in that cause than me. ask advise to some persons is of knowledge in your affair and take you care lest thy hurt you or be against your Discharge

I meet John Bowen Tredeued last friday. I ask him how can a man be Discharged from the Regulars, he said all the Militia will be Discha  24th of June and the 2nd Battalion of every Regiment shall be Dischargd  and you are in the 2nd Battalion you shall have the same fate I  hope  you said to me in the letter you send to tell you Volantired, that you  Volanteered for five years or sooner Discharge in peacable time

Your mother is ill in her health and bid me this day to tell you to stay where you are with the Cardigan Militia, it was fault in you when was you at home and not tell your Mother to what you belongs write Back soon I will do any thing is in my power  and so no more at present

John William

Daniel’s letters: 1 May 1814 – French prisoners in Hounslow, ‘French Tyrant’ transported to Elba

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May the 1st 1814

Dear Father and Mother

Your letter March the 28 I received 1st of April and glad to hear of your good health and in hope you enjoy the same at present

I have no news worth notice but very glad to hear Bounaparte is done over and hope all the prisoners will come home now is great number of French prisoners pass through this town.

I have been in London 3rd of April and see D. Davies he was well hearty and he told me Mr Hassel was dead

We are in tolerable good health but Uncle sometimes roubled by the rumitis

Let me know where is young David Jenkins is he in the excise yet I hope he is. remember me to him and to all my friends I hope you will send me a letter so soon as you can and every news I wish to heard wish

I am your humble son and servant

Dl. Williams

I not wish you to keep my letters the same as you use to do I wish you to burn them all –


[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

Dear relatives I am hapy to Inform you that the French Tirant is Transported to the Isle of Elba on the Coast of Tuscany excorted by a rusian prusian english & swedis generals and 150 Ligt horse this Day Lewis 18th makes his Entry into Parris he crossed the chanel Last Monday he hath been in this Neiborhood this 22 years the Prince regent and most of the royal famely went with him as fare as Dover

I am With respect your

Brother Owen Williams


[John Williams, Daniels’ father, writes]

Answer to this May the 5th 1814

This morning I Recived your Letter Dated the 1st of Instant and am glad to hear of you all, We are here in a moderate state of health and we hope these lines have you and my Brother & sister Enjoy the same Blessing, David Jenkins is in Moelgrove a Schoolmaster

When Dio Blanecum of Kilgeran Dig s garden he had my Brother Thomas Poketbook under ground more than half roten and not one Bankbill but some other papers,

The weather is here very wet and cold cloudy and Rainy this Neibour hood  is not done set their corn yet no more at present

John William

Daniel’s letters: 5 June 1814 – ‘grand illuminations’ in London, Whitsun races at home

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R. 11th of Instant

14 of Hounslow

Hounslow June the 5th 1814

Dear Father and Mother

Your letter dated 5th of May I received on the 10thand glad to hear of your good health and hope you enjoy the same at presant we are in good health and hear some good news from abroad expect the foriners Kings to England to morrow they are goin to make sham of battle has fought at Leipsic in germany when the French blowed up the bridge before their own Army cross the river they are goin to fight it in St. James s Park nex wednesday they make a wooden bridge over a stream of water in the Park

Grand illumination in London the same night I have no other news worth mention but Peace

We expect Uncle Thomas up here this Sumer he told me he not care for the Jorney I wish you let me know every news and when you hear from Caleb remember me to my friends

I am your most Dutifull

Dl  Williams

London


[John Williams, Daniels’ father, writes]

Answer to this June 18th 1814

Your favourable letter Dated 5th of Instant came to our hands on the 11th of the same, your Mother is often in a sickliness state. I are in the same maner.  Will is Bonnily I Desire these lines will find Relations in Hounslow as they wish it to be,

We recive a letter from Caleb the same Day as yours on the 11th of Instant from Aberavon in glamorganshire and there they are now Laoding Bark for Limrick in Ireland he was twice over the British chanel  since last Micholmas  once in France and often in Spain Every time from Ireland this is the first letter we had of him after he return last, I think he  will  go through s aprentisship before he come home to see any of us,

Here is a new sport begin this year in the nighbourhood, under the name of Bridelgreen and Races, and Ran last whitsun Monday being the 30th of May and to  be  continued yearly on the same Day by a subscription, they Did Ran this year for a Sadle and Bridle. Doctor Bevans of Cardigan’s horse win the sadle, Mr  Griffies Pantgwyn of Cardiganshire horse win the Bridle. there was two Mules Ran for five guineas and several other Horses Ran there for wagers in the field John Griffith  Pentre  between Gundun and Rhiwsaison

I hear with man of Cardigan that one of the  Trolling Boats Catch a young whale out in the sea last week

They are at Glanpooafon weell But Griffithis Complain a little I hear that the Daughter of Stephen Lanpoolafon is going to Marry to the son of Cathy David now wife of David Richard Bridge End

The Butter is in Cardigan market 10d  to 12d  Cheese 5d  Pork is 6d  Mutton 9d  Beef I do not know

Mr Hassall of Killriwe was Buried on the 12th of Nov’br  last. Mr  Lloyd of Bronwidd agreed and Mrs Hassell the widow to quit Killriwe next Micholmas and to have £250 yearly so long the Lease will last, only life of Charles Hassall was the Lease, He the said Charles Hassall Hanged himself at night in Llapiter Cardiganshire about a month ago. he deprived himself of life and [hi]s sister in law of 250|3  yearly so long as his life lasting. his life would last if he give fair play to it a while, Mrs  Hassall is come to Tygwin next Micholmas

Colonel James Pantsaison threaten the people of Killgeran for the street he is to raised and paved this Summer The old Major James of Place lawrence finished a good Mill in Rhyduvantoon with two par of stones. Broyan Mill is not gain much by that we fail to have grass at Pantsaison that maks we go to Pantadery and had it

your Mother want to know what is your wages and how do you live, Will want to what work you Doing and is much company working at the same place

write soone and Remember to my Brother and Sister

Fear God and honor the King no more at present

John William

Morris’ letters: 27 May 1814 – Winchester to Manchester, prisoners, discharge matters

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This is to Inform you that I received your  Letter Dated 24th April on the 23rd Instant the reason  that I was so long without receiving your Letter was  I was sent on Command from here to Manchester in  Lancashire with a prison belonging to the 2nd Dragoon  Guards we was only 3 men 2 privats and myself we  was on the road from the 20th April to the 23rd May Inclusive  that maks 34 days we had very Bad weather going down  and very good weather coming back, I shall give you the  Stages of the Route in the end of this letter

I  Am very sorry to hear of my Mother being Ill, hopeing shee is better before this, I am very sorry that you could not have Mr Williams of Cumgloyne write to Mr Owens I have no hope of geting my Discharge without him or some other Gentleman will write to the Commander In Chife I hope that you will trie him or some body eles to write bfore Long I am most Asure that I could have my Discharge for 20 Guineas or Less If some Gentleman would write I have nothing Particular at present hopeing that I will not be long in this Situation, I have heard that the 1st Battn. of this Regt is on the way to Ammerica and we  expect that a Draft will be picked out before long to join and  then it will be to late for me to think of my Discharge then

I would be very hapy if I could have my Discharge once more I would Picked out my path better then I Did  where I was at my liberty, I have no more to say at  present I am in common health hopeing that you  all enjoy the same, Let me know in your answer  what is William my Brother think of my affair  in getting my Discharge and Let mw know when did  you heard from Caleb, this day I heard with a serjt.  that come from the 1st Battn. about 4 months ago that  Thos my Brother was well and harty then he was a servant  to the Surgeon then, this is names of Towns on the Road  from Winchester to Manchester and the distance from one town to another

Day of Month                                                            Miles

20                       Whitechurch                                 12

21                        Newbury                                        12

22                       MarketIsley                                   9

23.24                  Abingdon                                      11    holt sunday

25                       Woodstock                                    14

26                       Long Cromton                              14

27                       Stratford                                        17

28                       Hanley                                           8

29                       Burmingham                                14

30                       Worsal                                            8

1st May & 2nd    Stafford                                          18   holt sunday

3                         New Castle                                     16

4                         Congelton                                       12

5                         Winslow                                          12

6                         Manchester                                    12

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Total                                                              __        189___

 

I Shall Expect your Letter answer of this as soon as posible and evry particular news if you have any no more at present from

Morris Williams Corpl.

23rd Regt. foot

N.B. Let me know whether did Mary James of Catell  get through the fever shee was in when I was home  and let me know did Thos Glanpwllavon got that  what he was in Serch of when I was home


[John Williams, Morris’ father, writes]

Answer to this June 23rd 1814

Yours Dated 27th of May came to hand 5th June something or others  make me to Delay in write to you sooner. we are in moderate health and hope  these lines found you the same

Let me know what is the name of your present commanding offcier at head quarters in the 2nd Battalion. so soon as possible. no more at present

John William

Let me know What is the name of the present commaning offcier at headquarters in the 2nd Batt. so soon as posible

8th after Volanteered

Morris’ letters: 29 June 1814 – reception of the Royal family, and military leaders seen, in Winchester

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Winchester 29th June 1814,

Yesterday I Received your Letter  Dated 23rd June and am Glad to find  that you are all enjoy your usial  health as I am at present, on the 16th  Last we march to Portsmouth with many  more Regiments from this Garrison to Receive  the Royal Family and yesterday 28th Inst we  we came back here. The Emporor of Rissia King of Prussia Prince Regent Duke of York and Duke of Wellington and General Blutcher the Head Commander of the Alies Army all them I have see at Portsmouth the 1st Battn  of this Regt is Landed in Plimouth some  time ago, I have see a man this morning  that see Thos on the 4th June Last at Purdaux and  he was well and hearty, This Morning there  was a young man Discharged for 23 Guineas

he had some Gentlemen write for him  to the Commander in Chief, the Name of  the Officer Commanding this Battn.  is Colonel Dalmer –

It is no use for no man to write to the Comdg Officir of this Battn. Because he have nothing to  do with it if you Can have som Gentleman  to write to the Commander in Chief I am  assure that it would be Granted

Let me have your answer soon no more at present

Morris Williams

Corpl. 23rd Regt.

Daniel’s letters: 21 August 1814 – news of Stephen Williams and the price of food

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R. 28th of Instant

16th of Hounslow

Hounslow August the 21st 1814

Dear Father and Mother

Your letter Dated 10th of July I received on the 14thand glad to hear of your good health but sorry for your mistake in Stephen Williams affair you wrote the letter the day after he part from here, and we never heard from him since, we should be very happy to hear he get safe home he promise us to send a letter in fortnight time but he did not yet, that was the reason I  did  not write sooner I hope you will excusse  me I have sent a shale with him to Mother and I hope she is well pleased with it –

I have nothing worth to advise you of, but that we are in the same health as when we wrote last and are in great hope of you the same and all my frinds –

Market price beef and mutton 9½ d or 10d  per pound butter from 14d  to 18d  per pound Cheese from 10d  to 14d bacon from 10d  to 16d  per pound, corn is rise every market is a very good crop about here this year I hope you will not be as long not write as I have been all the Country news will be admittable with me as soon as you please –

I am you most dutiful

Dl Williams


[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

My good Brother this is to Inform you that about the bigining of July Stephen Williams of Cardigan Caled here and I sent you and my Brother Thomas by him a brass spectle causes which I hope hath meet your aprobation I am unesey on this account as have not heard from him sence I am afraid he is not well if any thing hath hapen more than ordinary to him; Let me nhow without Lose of Time give my Brother Thomas my Best Respects and acept of this to yourself From your

Brother Owen Williams

an answer to this is Desierd by the return of the post if possible


[John Williams, Daniel’s father, writes]

Penralltddu August 28 1814

My good Brother this Morning I recived your favour Dated the21st of Instant, and am glad to hear that you Enjoy the Blessings of heaven Abundant. I have many thanks to you for the Spectacle case here is not one in this Neighbourhood the same as ours Thomas and me

They Enjoy their moderate health at Glanpoolafon and Cardigan Stephen arrived home safe well and Bonnily, I have not Informed of the Day he set out for London but I hear he is to go when I write to Daniel last time. we are here in our usual health, Our corn & hay near the same this year as the last


Daniel

A shale of a worth a mite from your hand please your mother well.

Eliza. Cap’t . Davies of Cardigan was taken on the 25th of July by the Whig armed scooner one of the American Privateers 50 miles off  Basketson is Voyage from limerick to London She Destroy her cargo and stole every thing that was of worth. Bread Beef Water New sails New Rops and all papers the Brigg s Register and Charts, and then let her go, she arrived at milford by night 29th of the same. Caleband her mate came to penralltddu on the 5th of August her mate went to Cardigan the next Day and on the 8th came to our house and call Caleb and went off for Milford and after litle time for Repairing set sails for London and she by fair  wether be  in London at the 1st to the 4th of September John Davies Penicoed  died  of a fall from the horseback this four weeks ago I am yours well wisher

John William

Posted to Hounslow 28th of August