Mr. John Pybus Ingledew
29 Orchard Terrace
Newcastle 26 Dec 1854
My dear John Pybus
Many thanks for your welcome letters received from time to time and more especially for that wherein you referred to your dear departed Parent - the Sentiments expressed in that letter are most satisfactory to me and do credit to your Head and Heart - I enclose Twenty Pounds on account and when your funds are nearly exhausted remind me again and I will do the like as I am now doing - Yesterday being Christmas Day , Daggett & his wife & Welford & his wife ( but not Cail & his wife ) dined with me and after dinner we remembered you in a glass of wine - You may be assured that we are most happy to hear that your Health is good and we hope that there is every probability of its improving - God be thanked for His goodness in that respect - Daggett is at Maryport today on business - We have had your cousin Christopher for a few days - and on Thursday I am going over to Northallerton to examine the Accounts & vouchers of the Executors under the Will of his late Uncle Davison - Chris has come into possession of between 6 and 7,000 pounds - I hope he will keep the Principal sacred and contrive to live upon the interest - I understand Mr. Digby Seymour member for Sunderland is to be our new Recorder - Margaret has been unwell but I think she is better again - I have had a very bad cold accompanied with a cough , but thank God I am fast recovering .
I hope you are making progress in your Law readings - you seem to have ample time but do not over apply yourself lest it should have an effect upon your Health - I perceive Jarmans new Chancery Practice is out - you should procure a copy -I shall be glad to hear from you and remain my dear Jn. Pybus
(20 Dec 1854)
Newcastle branch of Bank of England