Wiltshire PH 1838 Landford via Downton and Salisbury to Norfolk re Poor Law

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1838 lettersheet Landford to Norfolk fine Downton – full description below.

Very fine 1838 (21 July) lettersheet from H.Girdlestone in Landford. charged 1/-. very fine Downton (Siggers Type 2) and Salisbury dated circle. Interesting letter within "….a great improvement in the peasantry of England gents of late. though I fear the condition from the rate of wages & price of bread. is not up to what it ought to be. I fear much that. in general. the new Poor Law has rather tightened than relaxed the purse strings of the Farmer.." Fine piece of Wiltshire Postal and Social History.

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