Internal ID: 1009 [see the .xml file]
Identifier: NLW 5500C, no. 9
Editors: Transcribed by Ffion Mair Jones; edited by Ffion Mair Jones; encoded by Vivien Williams. (2019)
2 Views of Hawarden Castle at 10£.. 6s each – – – 1.1.0
1 Ditto of Wrexham Church – – – – – – 0.10.6
1 Ditto of Llangollen Bridge – – – – – – – 0.10.6
1 Do Castle Dinas Bran – – – – – – – 0.10.6
1 Do of Tower – – – – – – – 0.10.6
1 Do of Eulo Castle – – – – – – – 0.10.6
81 Drawings of Coats of Arms & small Views at 1£. 2s each.1 4.14.6

Dear Sir

above is a copy of Ingleby's Bill which shall be sent with its receit as soon as I can get a frank. I hope you will approve it; but I do not think it unreasonable as he assures me he had two months hard work. copies of any other drawings of mine will be freely at yr service. Please to pay the 8 guineas ^on my account into Messrs Gosling's hands; & favor me with their receit at any time. I rejoice at yr freedom from yr parlementary [sic] labors.2 hard indeed is the service of an honest man in these days when so much is to reprehended [sic] on each side. The critical situation we are in gives me many an anxious moment.3 I heartily wish you a good journey to Bath: on yr return I shall make free to trouble you with inspecting the binding of four books as you so kindly offer. Perhaps by that time there may be some news of the remainder of the letter press of the swiss views.4

I am, Dear Sir,
Yr obliged & faithful H. Servt

Tho. Pennant

Downing Septr 12th. 1780.

To | Richard Bull esqr | Stratton street Piccadilly | London

[Stamp (postmark)] 15 SE
[Stamp (handstamp)] NORTHOP

Editorial notes

1. This list may be in Ingleby's hand. Ingleby copied the works named in the list from drawings previously completed by Moses Griffith, as seen in Pennant's extra-illustrated versions of his A tour in Wales. See 1007. For further drawings by Ingleby of views in Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire see National Library of Wales, 'John Ingleby Watercolours' [external link].
2. Richard Bull left Parliament in 1780. See 1007.
3. Britain was at war with the Americans, whose numbers were boosted in July 1780 by the arrival of a contingent of French soldiers.
4. For 'swiss views' see 1008.

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