Leicester County Gaol
March 10, 1817.
My dear Wife,
I write these few lines to you, hoping they will find you in good health, and my dear children. I am as well as can be expected in my situation; tell my dear father he must do every thing in his power for me; I have had no attorney to see me at present; what I have got to say will be to my attorney; so no more at present from your loving and affectionate husband,
This is from Binfield (2004, p.155).