Daniel’s letters: 3 September 1820 – another son born to Daniel and Hannah (in their new house), and a visit to Caleb in London



R 8th of Instant

Sept 3 1820

Dear Father & Brothers

Your letter Dated 3rd of June I received on the 8th and very sorry to heard of your unhealthy situation but in hopes that you are better and to inform you that you got another grandson my wife was put to bed the 24th of August of a boy and they both likely to do as weell as can be expectied,

I went to London last sunday to see Caleb he was well and hearty arive from Cork fue days before with a cargo of butter and was loading a cargo for Chepstow he deseired to be remembered to you and to our Brothers

I have to inform you that Uncle has got a pice of land and has built a House upon it and we live in it ever since easter he keeps a grocer shop but it dos not answer very well at present but in expecstation that it will after a bit for the niborhod is greatly increase with new bulding

I hope you will excuse me at present because I am in hurry I hope you will write as soon as you can make it convenient so no more at present […] from your affection

D Williams

I was Surprice that you did not mention a word about the Queen and her trial for that is all the talk hiere and the are all queen’s men and women Exept them that hold Plases under Govenment

If you can make it convinient to send a second hand Newes paper I shall be much obliedge to you the same frank will do only a fresh cover

Daniel’s letters: 12 November 1820 – Caleb, gunpowder, and the Queen’s Trial. Uncle Owen’s health impaired




R. the 17th /of Instant

Hounslow Nov’br 12th 1820

Dear Father and Brothers

Your letter Dated Sep’tr 18 I received on the 24thand glad to hear that you were in your usual health as we are at present and in hope to receive the same confortable news in the next

I have not hear from Caleb since he was here he promised he would write but he has not that makes me quite uneasey and Doubt that some thing has happen to him if you know where he is I wish you send to him to write

I have send two Pounds of gunpowder some of the best thats made in England I may say in the World one of them I intend for Caleb’s Winter holy days I am very sorry that I did thought of it when he was here The Queens trial was setel last Freiday in her favour I do not think it worth while to say any mor efor you will all the account of it in the news papers

My little boy name’s Thomas

Write as soon as possible –

Dl Williams

[Owen Williams, Daniel’s uncle, writes]

My Good Brother

I tak this oportunity to Lett you nhow that my health is impared great Deal I Should be glad to hear from you as soon as convinant my Eyses a very wek and painful

My Best respect to my ould acquaintaes and acept of this to your Self

From your Brother Owen Williams