LETTER: [? Richard] Goat Inn, Carnarvon to his brother [John Owen] acknowledging receipt of his letter. He was ill in bed when it arrived but the letter soon made him jump up. He thinks he had a damp bed whilst away in Manchester as he had kidney trouble and rheumatic fever. He hopes to be well before the summer trade. Last summer was very bad due to the war with Russia, but he hopes peace will come soon. If Great Britain and America were at war it would make it very unsafe for trading vessels. He hopes this letter will reach his brother on his arrival in Calcutta. He warns him of the unhealthy climate in Calcutta and how someone he knew died there. He hopes his brother reaches New York safely. He has not hear from Owen but thinks that perhaps his wife does not wish him to correspond with any relatives. He asks if she is the one that kept company with Owen years ago when the recipient of the letter asked for the loan of £30. Mr. Jones, Paradwys, often hears from him. Discusses mutual friends and adds that Sydna has two fine boys Thomas Owen Parry and Richard Owen Parry. She has a terrible temper and blackguards Hugh Parry. The writer offered to teach the tailoring trade to John, eldest son of the late Ellen, but he preferred to work on a farm. Ann Edwards married a black man in Liverpool. He was steward on some vessel. Her mother was not too pleased.