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
Corpl. 23rd Regt.