Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Trade is dull in Swansea

Overton June 23

Dear George

We got your letter this morning & Ellen purposed writing to you to night but she has failed to do so & is gone to bed.  We are glad to hear that you are keeping well. 

Your Father has got pain in his feet and was able to walk to Church in the morning & Chaple in the eveing at Porteynon yesterday which is pretty well for him.  Jane is very Poorly she has caught cold & got bad pain in her head & Ears. 

I am obliged to milk the Cows & Elizz & Hannah had had a wet eveing to milk the Ewes they have not had a dry morning or eveing since they commenced I know they are quite tired of it.  

Sill & the boy & Tom Ace have been at Moors sowing Sweeds to day so we have plenty of work to do. 

Trade is very very dull in Swansea & everything very cheap Butter is only 10d per lb Mr. Rocke call’d this afternoon to see the Wool he has offered 10d per lb for it.  I suppose we shall not get any more for it so try & take care off your clothes & make them last as long as you can if any of them want mending you must send them home.  I have Franks home every fortnights.

We have very few Goosberrys or Apples this season it has been so cold & wet your Father tried the new Potatoes for dinner today they were very good. 

We were surprised to hear your Uncle had been to France.  I hope his he’th is quite restored how is Florrie.  I saw your Aunt Jane yesterday.  She has been to Cardiff spending a week with Rowland he is quite well. 

Your Father is thinking to go to Swansea the wool fair day he has promised to take Robert & John Overton & George is to drive the trap they are all quite pleased about it I can tell you. 

Dear George it is getting late & I must conclude with the kindest love & may God bless and keep you from every Evil

From your affect. Mother

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