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Letter to Grandson, Regarding the Safe Arrival in the Metropolis

Author(s): Campbell, John

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My Dr Mr [¿]

I was happy to see by your letter of the 30 that you
had got Safe to the metropolis in Company with Profeſsor
Anderſon the night before, you would hear from your
sister Jane that Mrs Campbell, peggy & she set out for [¿]
as proposed on the tuesday after you left Edr and got here
in good time on Wedensday and all in perfect health, I
wrote to your father on the sunday after that Mrs
Campbell continued wonderfully well, came to breakfast
every morning was at Mr Graham's on friday and the
Church on Sunday and I am happy to be able to Continue
these good accounts since that time except a little
distreſs with the Toothake these two days past of little
consequence as it is not so ill as to prevent her
coming down as usual and to day she appears quite well again I shall be glad to know
how you go on with Monsieur Chauvel after
you have had a little tryale of him and the place.
Next day after Receipt of yours I dispatched a
Meſsenger with a letter to Mr Davidſon to enquire about
Lauder the brickman and to see how he stood Engadged

as to work this season and to send him over here
as soon as he could. Lauder came accordingly yesterday
I find he is Engadged at present both at Castlesemple and
Jordanhill but says some of his men that are at
Castlesemple will be Clear to come here in ten days or
a forthnight at most to burn the brick, meantime he is
to send 2 or 3 men this enseuing with to dig & prepare
the Clay and he & John Black after converseing fully
about it went up again & viewed the place in the [Milners]
park proposed for it. Luckily it is not in [Cropt] this
season so this will have all conveniency, of a [spread field]
&c. in doing it, I am to cause [Lampshe] Lead some sand
for [them] this ensueing [¿].
As to the prices & quantity I left that entirely to John
Black as I was not present at any of the [¿] your
father had write Lauder on the subject nor know if any
thing was setted. Lauder says he gave in particular
Estimates to your father & every thing and that the prices
are the same that he [got] from Castlesemple. [¿]
and to Houston of Jordanhill [¿] saw any of these
Estimace but your father will have them, I think
however that we have Lost sight of him and of his
[motions] to Scotland I begin to find he will have very
little time to spare for his busines in this part of the

Country before the seſsion sit down.
The weather in generall has continued good and dry
some flying showers now & then but a little flustering of
late. Willie Wallace is come out here 8 days ago
and continues to recover the [¿] very fast
All here join in Campbell & best wishes to your
father & you. I have left this open for his [perususle]
before it comes out to you in case he should be Leaving
London soon.

I ever am
My Dr Archie
your very affect Grandfather
John Campbell

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Letter to Grandson, Regarding the Safe Arrival in the Metropolis

Document Information

Document ID 315
Title Letter to Grandson, Regarding the Safe Arrival in the Metropolis
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1785
Place of publication Garscube, Scotland
Wordcount 536

Author information: Campbell, John

Author ID 299
Forenames John
Surname Campbell
Gender Male
Year of birth 1720