Letter – William Wentworth to Diana Bosville – 24 May 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1760
Correspondent: William Wentworth
Recipient: Diana Bosville
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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Dear Daughter

      yesterday I received the favour of Mr Bosville's who informs me that my Coffee pot is made which I desire my Crest may be put on, I would have the feet of the Griffin all standing upon the ground, & no Crownet upon the neck but plane & I desire you will bring it down with you.  I hope you have sold my Blanks, out of which pray pay your self, & let me know what may remain in your hands.

      we have had some very fine rain, with hail of late which has made the corn and Grass look very well & there seems to be a prospect of plenty.  the cold Easterly winds has destroyed most of my old Bucks in the park this winter & I have had very few pine apples, & very small & bad. 

      Mr Phipps is now got to Banks the wife Mr Greens, & the country says he is to marry Mrs Stanhop.   Mr Ord & his Lady are expected at Mr Allots the next month, as she is very musical it will be a great misfortune if Julia should be from home when they are in this neighbourhood.

      we shall be very glad to see you all in the country your son & daughter are both very well.  my blessing attendg you & family.  

      adieu  WWentworth 

Bretton  24 May 1760

To. Mrs Bosville

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