Tuesday April 2nd 1816: Received a letter from my father increasing my allowance – one hundred pounds a year, and making me a present of a hundred pounds. He sends me my account from March 25th 1815 to March 25th 1816, by which I find that, without taking into account bills now outstanding against me, I spent last year
£ s d
785. 8. 9.
… and that I have now in hand, besides my new hundred,
£ s d
311. 11. 11.
I wrote to my father thanking him for his generosity
— John Cam Hobhouse writes in his diary, April 2 1816