Eighteenth Century Post-Bag
were shut on a warm day I should be stifled; however, it is clean.
A Particular Description of Tunbridge Wells,
In a Letter from a Gentleman at that Place to his Friend in Town.
Tunbridge-Wells, Aug. 30, 1767.
I am happy in informing you, that by getting into a quiet snug Lodging, on Mount Ephraim, as advised by your Medical Friend (where I live with the Family) and by a strict Perseverance in using the Waters, with a gentle Ride every Day, when the Weather would permit me, I have got quite rid of the Relaxation and vast Depression, the severe Fever I had last Winter, and a nine Months Ague had thrown me into; have a most excellent Appetite, and being (Thanks to Providence and you) as well as ever I was in my Life. In Return, agreeable to your Desire, I send you the most precise Account of this Place, and its Customs, my Observations and Enquiries could obtain.
And first, as to the Place and its Environs,