Oxford April 23, 1827
is pestered with applications but he wont have more than four. You must patiently bear the expence for a little longer and then I hope you'll never know what it is to want money again. Clarke has put off his examination utill October! Mr. B[yrth] has gone to London to be instituted by the Bishop of Chester. Do tell me about Tom Stewart for I know nothing about it.
I shall look out for a letter next Sunday Morning, and that a long one, giving me a full true and particular account of your health etc. Please me to remember me most kindly to Aunt Granny and Amy [Toulmin]. What is Aunt about? Is she reading Dr. Hawker or writing a letter? I fancy she's terribly hard at work about somewhat, as I don't hear much of her.
I am, my dearest Mother
Your most truly affectionate Son
B W Newton.
The above is 4 page quarto folded as usual without envelope crossed two pages..addressed Mrs. Newton 10 Gascoigne St. Plymouth neither stamped nor franked but postmarked Oxford...22...27 Sealed in red wax with a lion walking. Seal.
From a Mem in his mother's handwriting. See also foot of 121.
"My Sister Fox introduced my child to a friend as "Mr. Nonsuch" . My child (she added) is a baby to him but I do not desire such forward chicken. He remarked, My Mamma has not so much money as you have Aunt Fox, therefore, I ought to earn."
Sic) Nov 27, 1815 Mr. Byrth says that he never met with such a fixed hand in a child. He is in the Rule of Three and considered quick at figures.