3 Aug 1829
Richard Bevan Esq
I have altered the word Ten to Five in my father’s order to David.
Witness Mary P. Bevan,
Rougham 3 Aug
My father has certainly the happiest art of getting himself out of a difficulty, as well as of helping other people out of theirs. Perhaps I ought rather to have written to him to express my gratitude for his kindness to me & my flock. But I hope you will express what I feel for his goodness as strongly as possible. I am sure if he had seen my wife’s tears at hearing of it, he would have acknowledged one thankful heart at least among us. We dined with Rakes on Saturday, & I hope we shall meet with no difficulties. Hanbury submitted to the conditions, wch I proposed to him, tho’ not with a very good grace, & is to be admitted to a small share, without succession to a son.
I am not willing to think that many of my brothers, affluent as they are, would grudge me this assistance from my father - at least [crossed out] I may rejoice that there is one at least who does not, & to him I feel very grateful for his liberal conduct.
My best love to my kind hearted father & dear mother, as well as your wife. Believe me
Yours very affectly Robert Bevan
Woundstem is good for strains, bruises, & wounds.
Heals a broken knee in no time. tho’ I shd. guess, when much swelling & inflamn. existed, that it shd. first be removed by poultice.
Woundstem also cures g’rease and chilblains -
heals a scratch or any accidental excoriation - apply dissolved in water