Catalogue description 1 December 1829 answered 13 February 1830.   Henry Gomdin at Charleston, South Carolina...

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Reference: D3580/C599

1 December 1829 answered 13 February 1830.


Henry Gomdin at Charleston, South Carolina to William Longsdon Esq, Ashford, near Bakewell, Derbyshire per Sarah and Caroline via Liverpool. Letter of 6 October at hand, concerned at distressed state of country generally and distress and poverty surrounding William on every side. On William's own account regret that circumstances detract so materially from state of quiet enjoyment which man naturally expects and which he ought to realise after years of labour and toil.


Binney sold yesterday 2 theatre shares at $230 each - highest price for some time. Company decidedly better than last season and enabled them to get more than expected early in season. Have written to Mr Williams about his band but as yet no reply - apprehend new difficulty.


Shall attend to Holbrook's note and to William's instruction re Aubin - latter will pay in day or two interest on his bonds to 1 November - he has several little demands amount to 20 or 30$ which writer shall allow in balance of William's funds shall be remitted as desired.


Called yesterday evening in West Street to enquire how matters were going on. Her Ladyship was quite well but all the little ones were down with the measles. None sick enough to need medical advice and they were again convalescing. Binney still in neighbourhood and the old Colonel as devoted as ever to Mary Ann that Fairest but frailest of her sex.


Friends here all well. Mr Fraser looking like one from land of roast beef and plum puddings. John G is looked for soon in town - he makes a bad crop and consequently seems less disposed to matrimony. Saffran well and wondrous to relate, though a monstrous beau, is actually in love with no one. Jim is quite hearty and seemingly happy. Fred looking as usual.


Respecting business - they are as formerly ahead of Liverpool quotations and consequently doing very little. No new Sea Island on market and in consequence of short crops long prices are expected. Very little will be done in this until end of season.

Date: 1830
Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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