CORRESPONDENCE: Mrs Yale, 5 Rue des Vignes, Champs Elysees, Paris; 2 St. James Square, Bath; and Nicholas St., Chester, and Mr Richard Barker of Chester concerning:
1. the so-called Scotch settlement made on the marriage of Col. Robert Brown McGregor with Miss Sidney Parry Jones which the three Misses McGregor wish to wind up as it was valueless. Their solicitor suggests that the present trustees, Col. Yale, William Bulkeley Hughes and the Rev. Wm. Williams should resign in favour of the Misses McGregor. At first Mrs Yale doesn't want to bother her husband with the affair as he feels very strongly their ingratitude and for health reasons he shouldn't have any anxieties. However when Richard Barker tells her that the Misses McGregor are prepared to file a Chancery Bill against the trustees she does speak to the colonel and he agrees to resign the trusteeship. Much of the correspondence then deals with the arrangements for signing the relevant deeds.
2. the non-payment by Miss McGregor of expenses involved over Mrs McGregor's Trust. The colonel finally heeds Mr Barker's warning not to insist on payment.
3. The marriage of Richard Barker's eldest son to a lady who has many charms and ample means. The bride and groom intend to tour Italy.
4. a bill in Chancery filed against Lord Mostyn to recover some money lent to him. The colonel is a party to the bill as a defendant in respect of a mortgage on the Gop estate which he formerly held for the £4000 due to him and the co-trustees of Mrs McGregor's settlements which was paid off by Mr Bulkeley Hughes and transferred to him. Col. Yale has no further interest in the affair. Richard Barker assures him he has no need to worry, he can appear for him.
5. the payment of mortgage interests.
6. the colonel's health. He apparently needs an operation but then has a serious illness which necessitates their return to England where he recovers.