Early Wrington postcards & other memorabilia                Billy Rogers
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All Saints’ Church engraving 1830
The transcription of the handwriting below contains a few words difficult to be sure about. Pending further scrutiny, these are shown as xxxxxxx
Transcript of handwritten letter dated 9 August 1817 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- West Haye Miss Cambell 4 Augst 1817 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ West Haye August 4th 1817 Dear Sir, I have received yours inclosing Mr Tyther’s letter and lose no time in answering it as I cannot be so selfish as to express regard that no person who was obliged to grant me disadvantageous an annuity is put in the situation to redeem his affairs, but as the reduction of such a sum in our annual income is a serious loss to us. I hope Mr Macpherson will not think us unreasonable in retaining it as long as we can by giving ourselves a little time to look about for a way of disposing of the money to the best advantage, you will therefore inform Mr Tyther that we cannot agree to give it up sooner than Whitsunday 1818. At the same time, if we should find a means of placing our money before then, which would enable us to accommodate them we will not let it slip . I am afraid there is little chance of obtaining another annuity on such favourable terms, but I should be glad you would take the earliest opportunity of inquiring in Scotland, as I shall in England that we may have some time, and as we are more likely to have more money in our hands than we know how to dispose of. I shall write to a friend of mine in London in which a good opportunity of buying into the stocks for us I shall desire Jessie to draw on you for the £1000 when he does, which will probably be soon, as I see stocks are increasing at present. From then, we can easily sell out what we require for furniture as we need it. I wrote you before we left Bath.on the subject of your conversation with my brother. We are very anxious for an explicit answer which I hope you will give us soon. I am glad he found Bank xxxxxx is rising. I hope it will go and soonest - and as xxxx do not require money should wait with a little patience in hopes of making something of it at last - requesting you always to let us know when there is any change. With best wishes to all your family I remain Dear Sir yours very sincerely E Campbell direct from West Haye Wrington Somersetshire PS  I was just nearly xx this letter to send away when I received yours of 30th which has in some degree answered a part of this but I will not write it over again, and I should still be obliged to you to inform me if you mentioned to my Brother our wish to have an acknowledgement of our property remaining at Mxxxxxx, and whether you do not look upon it as necessary to its security in the uncertainty of human events.
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