Correspondence: Samuel Sidebotham (Dinhinlle Issa) to [Sir Watkin Williams Wynn]

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recommendations on the best way to reduce his establishment of servants including comments on those to be kept on and those to be dispensed with, suggestions on how to become self-sufficient in malt, recommendation to pay workmen well but try to stop then having so much beer from the house, praise for the gardner, Spackman, and his view that the only way to reduce the garden staff would be to reduce the work required of them by not pushing on early crops and reducing the number of frames in use, requests to have lists of those entitled to eat in the Servant's Hall and suggestion of doing away with the practice of keeping some food always handy in the Hall to give to strangers as it was easy for others to help themselves to it, approval of Lady Williams Wynn's innovation of using scraps and left overs to make broth for the poor but suggesting that the women who washed the dishes who used to have these should be compensated by higher wages and a bed a Wynnstay as she is a hard worker.

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