Daniel’s letters: 24 March 1822 – uncle’s health is better, Caleb has sailed to Liverpool, work scarce and wages low



R. 29th of Instant

Hounslow March 24th 1822

Dear Father and Brothers

I take the opportunity to write these fue lines in hopes to finds you in good health as we are at present Uncle has been poorly but he is better he has sent you letter about four or five Months ago and we have been waiting for answer ever since –

I have seen Caleb last Christmas he was well and hearty he sailed from London on the 10 of Janry in balast for Maldon he me sent letter from the above place on the 25th of the same he was then bound for Liverpool I have not heard from him since – Owen Williams of Cardigan call upon us last Autumn and promise to write to me when return to Cardigan but I not heard of him since

I have no news worth notice but every thing gets lower work men’s wages are lower done third and some one half the work is very scarce and the wages very low to great many out of employ

Uncle has done no work of any account these three years and he is not able to work if he could get any thing to do

I hope you will write as soon as you can make it conveniant Please to remember me to all my acquintance in Cardigan and at Glanpoolavon I am your most obdient

D Williams