Morris’ letters: to his brother Thomas, 24 August 1815: ‘Prize Money’ and promotion to Lance Sergeant



[Letter from J. Enoch, Adjutant, Royal Welch Fusiliers to Thomas Williams about ‘Prize Money’, with a note from Morris Williams on reverse. Presumably obtained by his parents posthumously (maybe from Thomas?) and added to book]

Paris 24 August 1815

To Thomas Williams
In reply to your Letter of the 10th inst. I am to inform you that the Prize Lists are not as yet made out which prevents my sending to you the Certificate required to enable you to draw your Prize money – As the Prize money in all probability will not be paid for the next twelve months to come, another application from you to me will be useless. I have given directions to your Brother Lance Serjeant Morris Williams to communicate with you when the Prize money may be paid.

I am etc. etc. J Enoch Adjutant
Royal Welch Fusiliers

Dear Brother this morning the Adjutant Called me and Informed me of a Letter which you have sent to Enquire after your Prize Money and told me that the Prize money will not be paid this Long time but when ever it is payable I shall Let you know Immediately –

Dear Brother I have nothing in particular worth to Relate at Present only I was made a Lance Serjeant few weeks ago and I expect I shall be made full Serjeant in about a month or 2. I have a letter from my Father 6 Dayes ago Informing me of your Promis of going to see your Father. If Posible go this Season to your Father and Mother.

I have no more at Present write back soon your Affectionate Brother

M. Williams L. Serjt
23 Regt

Derect as I have mention before