2239 - Margaret Watt (II) to James Watt (II), 30 October 1787

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Hond Father

I received your kind Letter of the thirtieth
of Sptember and it makes me very happy to see
that I am no longer under your displeasure for
I asure you nothing gave me greater pain than to
think I had disobldged you in any respect and it
shall be my study that you never shall have cause
to be so angry with me again

I am sorry to hear such an account of my
brother James but I think that surely he has
misunderstood you about his coming home or he
would not have staid there any Longer after
getting your letter whatever pleasure he might
propose to himself if seeing the country I am
very sorry we are not to see him in Scotland
with you this year but you are the best judge
what is properest for him to do I sincerely
wish he may turn out to your highest

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expectations and help to ease you of the Load
of your business

I was very uneasy when I saw by the
Papers that the miners in Cornwall were so
unruly I hope you will not be oblidged to go there
instead of coming here as we will all be greatly
disapointed if you should be forced to do so

Mamma is still at Clover I heard yester=
=day they were all well and are thinking of
coming to Town soon my Aunts have both
been ill with a cold and are not yet quite reco=
=vered a number of People here are Complain=
=ing with one but I have yet escaped pretty

My Aunts desire their best and kindest Compli=
=ments to you and we are flattering ourselves with the
hope of seeing you soon at Glasgow
I remain dear Father
your dutifull Daughter
Margaret Watt
Calton Octr 30 1787

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Mr James Watt
via Ferry Bridg

[annotation] Peggy watt
Red 30 [damaged] 1787


Margaret Watt (II) to James Watt (II), 30 October 1787

She is happy she is no longer under his displeasure and will aim to not give him cause to be angry again. She defends her brother James’ choice to stay away longer, and assures her father that he will ‘turn out to your highest expectations’ and ease his load in business. She gives a brief reports of her stepmother’s health and that of her aunts, who have a cold.

Watt, James and Family Papers

MS 3219/4/1/1/8/10

Library of Birmingham





[Glasgow] [Scotland]


[Warwickshire] [England]