Morris’ letters: 29 June 1814 – reception of the Royal family, and military leaders seen, in Winchester




R 9th of July

9th & 6. after Vo.

Winchester 29th June 1814,

Yesterday I Received your Letter  Dated 23rd June and am Glad to find  that you are all enjoy your usial  health as I am at present, on the 16th  Last we march to Portsmouth with many  more Regiments from this Garrison to Receive  the Royal Family and yesterday 28th Inst we  we came back here. The Emporor of Rissia King of Prussia Prince Regent Duke of York and Duke of Wellington and General Blutcher the Head Commander of the Alies Army all them I have see at Portsmouth the 1st Battn  of this Regt is Landed in Plimouth some  time ago, I have see a man this morning  that see Thos on the 4th June Last at Purdaux and  he was well and hearty, This Morning there  was a young man Discharged for 23 Guineas

he had some Gentlemen write for him  to the Commander in Chief, the Name of  the Officer Commanding this Battn.  is Colonel Dalmer –

It is no use for no man to write to the Comdg Officir of this Battn. Because he have nothing to  do with it if you Can have som Gentleman  to write to the Commander in Chief I am  assure that it would be Granted

Let me have your answer soon no more at present

Morris Williams

Corpl. 23rd Regt.