Writes on CD's 25th birthday.
Points out "errors in orthography" in his journal.
News of family and friends, visits, and other social events.
My dear Charles
This is your Birthday; so I must begin my letter to wish you joy, and many happy returns of it (but not abroad) mind that.
Papa who never forgets anniversarys remembered this day of course at Breakfast and
sends you his best love & blessing on reaching 25 years. Poor old Nurse
Nancy entertained me all the time I was dressing this mor
We are very anxious for your next letter to tell us how you escaped from Buenos Ayres
& what is become of yr Luggage, but before this month is up I hope to hear news
of you.— My Sisters have told you how very much we enjoyed your Journal and
what a nice amusing book of travels it w
wrong right according to sense. ——————————————————— loose. lanscape. higest lose. landscape. highest. profil. cannabal profile. cannibal. peaceable peacible. quarrell quarrel.— I daresay these errors
are the effect of haste, but as your
Granny it is my duty to point them
We have had the most surprising mild winter that ever was known or at least that I
remember: not one days hard frost or anything like snow. I regret this for no reason
except the Ice house being empty.— In consequence of this our Spring flowers
Parliament has just met & we read aloud the debates in the
We have not heard from Erasmus the last month he has taken a naughty fit and nothing can make him write. we have all three written in turns to reproach him in vain. Last year once he did the samething & then he confessed afterwards that he kept silent so long on purpose as he hoped to make us believe he was gone abroad.— He is quite a grand gentleman now with his own Cab and horse— we are expecting from London every day a new little Phaeton as the Car is pronounced quite unseaworthy.—
We had a very gay day yesterday 6 Owens came over to see a famous Conjuror
perform at the Fox Inn which tempted M
Francis Owen sails this Summer for the East Indies—how pleased poor Arthur will be to see him.—
Next time we have any opportunity of sending you books I <sha>ll
certainly send you ``Peter Simple'' the best Novel that has come out a long time,
& will just suit you now as it is written by a Naval Officer Captain
Maryatt: and the sea terms which puzzled us you will
understand & relish.— About a fortnight ago I went to Acton
Burnell to stay three days to meet the Owens. I enjoyed my
visit extremely as I had never been there before & we walked a great deal about
the Park which is very beautiful Emma Owen & I went to Mass one
Yesterday Robert Wedgwood came over here on his road to Welsh Pool to look at a Living
which William Clive has offered to give him: but as it is only worth 120 pound
a year he w
It is in vain to keep my letter any longer open for the chance of hearing from you as I
am afraid you must have sailed for Valparaiso without being able to write fr Buenos
Ayres so Good bye my dearest old Charley from y
- f1 237.f1Daniel O'Connell.
- f2 237.f2Frederick Marryat.
- f3 237.f3Acton Burnell, south-east of Shrewsbury, the seat of Sir Edward Joseph Smythe, Bart (Bagshaw 1851, p. 498).
- f4 237.f4Francis Vere Cotton.