314. Robert Bloomfield to Charles Bloomfield, 8 May 1817


314. Robert Bloomfield to Charles Bloomfield, 8 May 1817* 

London. May 8. 1817

5 oclock , a thunderstorm with rain has this instant past over London, how were you at the same time.?

Dear Charles.

I recieved the letter first written, and your packet of yesterday containing the Certificate &c. I have but little to say in the way of news, only that I did not go yesterday to the London Tavern to see the public examination of the children, but there was about a thousand musterd on the occasion, and all introduced to march and hallo round the tables while the gentlemen had their wine &c; Jane was delighted while I was at home with the gripes.—I shall leave the Certificate with the Committee as soon as possible.—I saw Mr Weston yesterday, and heard that Hannah was well. Charlotte and I attended service on Sunday at Aldersgate Stt. Church, and James saw her home last night. I have very little money at present, but will try to attend to your hints when I can, and am for the present and hope always to be your zealous friend—

Robt Bloomfield.

Love to Rob &c—

Address: Mr Charles Bloomfield, / Shefford, / Beds.

* BL Add. MS 28268, ff. 373–74 BACK