Daniel’s letters: 15 April 1821 – requests his tools be sent, markets low and money scarce




R. 20th of Instant

Hounslow April 15th 1821

Dear Father and Brothers

Your letter Dated Decbr 20th I receved the Gunpowder and hope you had some good shooting last winter

I have no news worth mention but we are all in our usual health and in great hopes to have the same Confortable news in answer to this

Uncle and Aunt are deale happier than they have been uncle has been long while out of employment that gived him harass along with a sum of money he lent and likely to loose it but now in great expectation to recover it I have not hear from Caleb since I heard from you I hope you will make it convenient to write as soon as possible for I am uneasy because have hear from him sooner

I have spoke to Caleb about the fue Tools I left there I should be very glad if I could get them if you happen to see a vessel from Cardigan Bound to London I should be much obleige to you send Steel blade square tennant saw A blue wetstone hand plane Jack and train and not the hone planes Please to tie them up in old bag and put Derection on them to be lef at the Watermans Arms pickle herins stars and decire the captain to let me know when they arive in London Send them with some reasonable man if you can else he will charge more than the things are worth

I am Determine now for hard work I have been in expectation for another employment along while but now I beleive its all Vanish

The Markets are very low and the money very scarce

so no more at present from your most obdient

D Williams