Letter – William Wentworth to Diana Bosville – 5 Jul 1756

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jul 1756
Correspondent: William Wentworth
Recipient: Diana Bosville
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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Dear Daughter

      It gave me great pleasure to find by yours that your daughters were in so good a way & Billey so well. I suppose by this you will have seen Mr Willson & his two younge daughters, I desired him if he had any money to spare that he would leave thirty pounds in your hands for me, to pay for Annabellas schooling, her half year being up the 21 of last month. if he cannot let me know and I will get you a bill and send it by the first opportunity. the countery are very angry at Bing but I hear nothing of his being burnt in Effigy, but I believe no body would be sorry to hear that he was hanged if he has acted what is said of him. On thursday last Miss Spencer was married to Mr Graham and they set off that morning for his mothers at york, in a post chaise and four. he is a man of few words but may make it up with thinking. I dined at Cannon Hall the day before the weding where I was entertained in a very genteel manner.

      we expect Miss Cotton will be married this week and her sister Hall is to come along with her, to the Haigh. if Mr Cotton gets Mr Hall’s receipt for the management of his will I donot doubt but he will be very happy. we have had of late warm weather with rain and sunshine and are beginning with our hay [?] and shall have great plenty if it proves a good season to get it. My blessing attends you all.

      adieu W Wentworth

Bretton 5 July 1756

my sister thinks as the weather is so warm it is not proper to send venisson to London

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