Letter

Scope and Content

From Henry Dean to F. Baker. Dean apologises for not accommodating Baker in his residence and explains that his house is poor due to his weak health over the past six years which has left him unable to have a fixed income. The cost of medical aid and having five children have kept him in a poor state. He hopes Baker was not disappointed by his house and wishes he could have accepted him in a more worthy manner. He fears for his daughter who is a 'cripple' and will not be able to earn her own livelihood. He explains that his wife is forced to weave at the mill in order to support them.

Dated at John Street, Padiham.