Letter – William Wentworth to Diana Bosville – 1 Apr 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Apr 1760
Correspondent: William Wentworth
Recipient: Diana Bosville
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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Dear Da [ughter]

      On Monday Julia set forwards for Bath by Dr Daulterys advice, & Betty is to go with her part of the way.  your Aunt and Miss Cotton went in my Chair yesterday to Sheffield to meet Betty and return home to day.  I was left with Annabella & your two little ones who look very well & do everything I bid them.  10000 pounds may have great charms with many people & may think it will give wit & good sense to Miss Kittey, whose Mother when a young woman was reckond a wit.

      I return you thanks for the Drawing you sent me for a Coffee pot which I like very well & desire you will bespeak it for me, I suppose the handle to be wood.  On Thursday morning I had a letter from Mr Spencer to desire leave to make brick upon the waste at Cowthorn he has agreed for Miss Grammers estates he proposes to make a Park, new Gardens & a Pinery.  our weather here is much the same as with you which prevents the farmers plowing and sowing the Clay ground being so very hard.

      I have this week read a book printed this year.  Reflections on the rise and fall of the Ancient Republicks by Wortley Junior.  if you have not seen it, if you [page torn & 1-2 words missing] your self the trouble to peruse it,  I think it is [1-2 words missing] more pleasure than a winters a[1-2 words missing] at Routs can do

      my blessing tends you & yours  Adieu


[most of date missing] il 1760

[on reverse:] To Mrs Bosville in Great Rusel street London
signature missing but in Wm Wentworth’s hand. Date torn, but Wortley Montagu’s Reflections on the rise and fall of the Ancient Republicks was first published in 1759. Date partially visible, apparently April 1760

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