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June 1, 2017 / Joanne Yeck

World Famous Buckingham County Slate

 

Buckingham County’s Welshman were brimming with pride when they sent the following correspondence to Y Drych (The Mirror), a Welsh-American newspaper published in Utica, New York.

Printed on November 8, 1894:

We are all feeling proud that it was the slate of Virginia that won the first prize at the World’s Fair; and no doubt that the brothers J.R. and E.R. Williams and their comp. feel more so than the workers. Slowness of trade has shown to an extent, but there is no cause to complain; everyone here is as though they have plenty to eat, and every family in quite good health. – Welshman.

Diolch  — Iwan Hughes — for the translation!

Click here for more about J. R. Williams and The Williams Brothers.

Click here to learn more about about the Welsh-American newspaper, Y Drych (The Mirror).

 

 

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