Daniel’s letters: 3 June 1814 – visit of the Emperor of Russia and news from London



R. 9th of July

15 of Hounslow


Hounslow June the 3rd 1814

Dear Father and Mother, I take this Opportunity to write these fue lines to you and hope to find you in good state of health as we are at presents, and to inform you I received your letter Dated the 18thon the 22nd and glad to heard  from  you,

Uncle and Aunt enjoy a tolerable good health at present, and I get a better health now than ever I have, I not been an hour sick since I part from there thanks God,

My wages is but 5s 3d per Day and I live pretty well upon it I not want nothing at present this work not seems to go on as well in peaceable time as he dis in war they talk about stop the Engins next week, I am work in millwright line, Here is about 8 Carpenters, 5 millwrights all the mean in work in the yard they are above 60.

I have the pleasure to see Empror of Rusha King of Pursha and his sons Old General Blusher and his sons the Old man shook hands with all the Ladies was near him when they chaing o Horse is, I see that Day what never seen in England before no less than three Crowned heads together and young Prince of Orenge and many more foreigneres they all went down this way to Oxford they say King of Pursha put  two of  his sons in school there

Yesterday I have been in London and I see Thos Thomas Dolegoch he and his wife was well and hear ty they Promise to come down here to see us next sunday he is a good Civil and sobor man and his wife is a nice woman I been drink tea with them yesterday evening

I seen D. Davies teegwin and D. Davies Simon Kilgeran son they was well and hearty they work in St. Paul, I been on the top of st. paul Steeple from there I see all over London see the people no biger than children –

please to remmber me to all my frindes and write as soon you can all good news

I am yours

Dl. Williams

[John Williams, Daniel’s father, writes]

Answer to this July 18 1814

I hope these few lines find my Relation as they wish to be in Houndslow

Yours Dated 3rd of June (your Mistake was it) I thought the 3rd of July was the time you wrote and came to hand 9th of Instant in which we hear that you agree with the climate well we are here in the same maner as when we wrote before

I think Stephen Williams of Cardigan will visit Hounslow on is way to or from London this weeks

Tell in the next How is the Market and catle Pigs Butter & chees. no more at present

John William

N.B.  Your Mother losts

Butter teeth.