March 21st 1879
I have the sad news to tell you of another ship wreck a Smack from Swansea bound to somewhere in Carmarthen with 60 tons of manure kept too close to Port Eynon’s Point going down channel with favourable wind and tide on Wednesday last. She is lying between Skysea and Sedgers Bank but she did not ebb dry yesterday nor I do not think to day, but the men were able to wade to her to bring ashore the rigging, the three men came ashore in there own boat
We have began to tame the white-faced colt & put him to pull a stick yesterday and shoed him today a spirited rascal we have [called] him boxer.
We sold the fat stock last Monday the cattle was sent off almost before the bargain was struck and the sheep are to go next Monday. We have forty-eight lambs and three claves we expect another calf to night.
Mother, Elizabeth, and Frank are going to Swansea to morrow in the trap, he rather expect to go to his trade next Wednesday week.
I hope you are well of your cold. Jane has had a very severe cold in pain in her back but she is much better now. Father is much the same.
I must now conclude
Your affect. Broth
Florey is the boys’ cousin, their Uncle William’s young daughter.