Morris’ Letters: 19 August 1815 – news from Paris, expectations of a move of camp



29th of Instant

Camp Near Paris 19th Augt 1815

Dr Parents

your Letter Dated 10 Inst I have Recd yesterday and am very hapy to find that you are all enjoy your usial health as I am at present Thank be to the Almity for his Goodness towards us at all times, we have not move from the first Camp as yet  since we com to Paris, but expecting to  break up the Camp Shortly to go to some Town to Quarters, There is no Talk yet of us  Coming back to England, There is some  Regiments to go to the Wes Indies I dont  know whether this Regt will go or not  but I think this Regt is too weak for that  service, I have nothing particular worth to  Relate at Present only the whole Army is Close Round Paris. I have been in Paris several times and Indeed it is a Rich City

you mention about my Discharge  in your letter I think it is no use  for to do any thing untill we will Come to England and then I hope that  betwen you and Thomas Glanpoolavon that you will get my Discharge –

Remember me to Thomas Glanpoolavon  and tell him that I am very mush  obledge to him but it is no use till  we come to England, evry man that was  at the Battle of Waterloo is to have 2 years  servitude for that day I have no more  at Present Derect as before

Morris Williams

Corpl 23 Rgt


Morris’ letters: 24 October 1815 – stationed near Paris



No’br 3rd

Camp Near Paris 24th October 1815

Dear Parents, I hope you will Excuse me for being so long without writing the Reason of it was expecting evry day to break up the Camp, but now we dont know when shall we go from here but whenever we shall go we shall be stationed here near Paris by what I can understand the biggest part of the English Army will be Quartred arround Paris for this Winter, Concerning my discharge it is of no use to make any aplycation untill we shall go to England and then I am afraid it will be the same as it was the last Winter, of no use but when is an Applycation to be made it must be made to the Commanding Offcier of the Reg’t, I should be very Glad if you would be so good as to send me a one Pound Bank of England Note in a Letter
it will shure enough to com because there is great many of the Regiment have had money from England the same way and I hope you will do the same without loss of time.
John Williams the son of Thomas Crigeyea have write 3 Letters from this country to David Griffiths of Llantood without any answer I have Nothing more Particular worth to relate at Present, only I was may a Lance Serjiant about 2 monthes ago and I expect to be full serj’t before Long, dont shew this letter to no man if I would know that Mr Bowen and Colonel James should see my Letters I would take more pance in writing and to give more account of the Battle of Waterloo and  the Advance from thence to Paris –

Give my best respect to all enquiring frendes

I Remain your Dutifull son

M. Williams

Derect as before –