Alternative Reference numberRP/121
TitleJames Montgomery to Miss Roberts, written from The Mount, Sheffield
DescriptionRegrets that her father’s recovery is slow. Regarding Mary Hutton, the letter which appeared in the Mercury was addressed to James Montgomery. He had previously heard of her late trials and “had placed a trifle in Mr John Holland’s hands to help her”. On receipt of the letter he substituted a larger sum to begin a subscription for her and also applied to Mr Bridgeford who promised to do something. Then Mr Holland asked if he could publish the letter in the Mercury and James Montgomery agreed as long as his own name and the names of the Roberts family were suppressed. He does not know the result. “My time is consumed, my health is impaired and my spirits are depressed at times almost to depravity” and therefore he proposes to go away. Regarding Mr Smith’s letter he has only a general knowledge of Mr Sharman but can confirm the testimony in his favour and will pay £2 on Miss Roberts’ behalf. He will also advance 10/- for her and her sister to the Infant School. He hopes to call on them with Miss Gales when their family circumstances improve.

3 pages. (Bundle 4)
Date13 May 1840
Extent1 item
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