Scope and Content

From Bishopsgate Street, London, to Madeley, Shropshire. Financial details are discussed with regard to William's legacy from their uncle Claude Bosanquet and the payment of money on Mary's behalf to Messrs Crosley, Scarth and Johnson of Leeds [representing money owed by Mary]. The money will be sent to [Anne] Trip of Leeds for passing on to the above named individuals.

William has also written to Thomas Lee of Bolton le Moors [Bolton in Lancashire] and sent him half of a fifty pound note with the request that he return to William, Mary's 'note' [i.o.u.] for that sum and William would then send him the remainder.

He supposes that Thomas Arthurson's £50 should not be sent to Leeds just yet.

William was at Woolwich last week and found that [their sister Anna-Maria] Gaussen's eye is much improved, but she is unable to write yet. William received a note from her written by someone-else - she is very busy getting her house ready and William is 'fitting it up' for her.

In a postscript, he mentions that he has a ring for her from Claude Bosanquet and he will soon have another for Mrs Hunter.