Daniel’s letters: 14 June 1818 – wife unwell, and Battle of Waterloo celebrations



R. 25 Instant

Hounslow June 14 1818

Dear Father and Mother

I take the opportunity to write these lines to you and hope they will meet you in your usual health as we are at present all but my wife has been rather poorly for great while she send her love to you all likewise Uncle and Aunt. I rather wonder that I did not heard from you since I wrote on the 30th of Novebr last I wish to hear from you as soon as possible to know how you all are and to know whether Caleb is still at home I have no news to inform you at present only we still remain with Uncle and Aunt and I am goen back to the Powder Mills to Work

We expect to have a grand to do on Hounslow Heath on 18th of this Month in memory of the battle of Waterloo. There was five Reigments of Dragoons revewd on Hounslow Heath about a fortnight ago 1st & 2nd Reigt, of life guard Oxford Bluse, 10th Royal Huzzar and 19th lancirs

Please to give my best respect to all my friends and except the same Yourselfs

Dl Williams

Answear this 28 of June 1818


Daniel’s letters: 8 November 1818 – Daniel and wife Hannah have a son



R. 2nd of December Our 6th

[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

November the 8 1818

Dear Brother this to Let you nhow that wee are in midling state of health all thou mein is impaird Very much I am to Inform you that on the 4th of Novembr about 7 in the morning you had a grandson Come into this Trublsome World

It gives me pleasure to Inform you that Daniel is be come one of the sobrest man in Hounslow and is Very proud of his Lidle son give my Best respect to my Brother Thomas and acsep of this to yourself from your Brother

Owen Williams

John Phillipp

Byddwch cystal os does posib a thalu i fi am u cefyl a byrnodd John Evans gida fi n Jack; fel ai i gwiddoch Chisais iddo nol i birny find i Carfirddin dros ddiwarnodau ac efo ai girood e ac ai lladdodd e. Ag efe ei hun aeth or wlad a ngadel i heb daly, cliwes ddweid. i fod arian ar i ol e. cymhwysach ifi gael peth o honint na bod heb iddint

Yr urifi[?] n addaw nawr os byddaf Biw os gadawir fi heb dalu , mae bachien ifi n mined i America cin hir, efe a hisbisa ir ardals dd hyn sef r Unoldalaithau (United States) a Newbrunswick ym pa le mae St Johns n sefill pa fath ddyn oedd Mr Evans yn Europe a pheth oedd r achos iddo i adel Brittain , rwyf felyn cael fy ngadel heb dalu.

rhwyf fel hin n agoshau i faily talu peth sydd arnai a prisodd n usel , John Phillipp gwnewch eich gore fel na bridda rhaid lledani u peth.