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3-235 (Text)

Item metadata
Speaker:
author,female,Henning, Rachel,39 addressee,female
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
405
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Queensland
Created:
1865
Identifier
3-235
Source
Niall, 1998
pages
82-85
Document metadata
Extent:
2043
Identifier
3-235-plain.txt
Title
3-235#Text
Type
Text

3-235-plain.txt — 1 KB

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DEAREST ETTA,
We received your double letters by the last mail. You will imagine that the contents were very welcome & equally dispiriting. I really believe we owe this legacy of Mrs Taunton to Aunt Henrietta for the old lady could never have even known our names except from her. I think like you that the pleasure of this piece of good fortune is much marred by Amy & Biddulph being left out. I think perhaps she has selected those of the family who wanted it most. I hope now Tregenna will pay his debt to Mr Sloman & very likely he will go home. I think it is far the best thing he can do. I have had so much writing to do & have been so busy with starting Biddulph for the Port that I have hardly yet taken in how much better off I am than I was before. Nearly one third richer. I can hardly fancy it & Uncle William seems to think that we & yourself (the females mentioned in the extract from the will Mr Boyce sent us out) will be able to get our shares sold out & handed over free & unfettered a great thing for those married or going to be. I feel very much obliged both to Aunt & to the unknown friend who has left us the money it has made me well off at once & Annie probably will be able to be married.
And now I must thank you my dearest Etta for your share in the watch parcel altho' I have not yet seen it as it is not yet come from Sydney. I shall be delighted to have Enoch Arden for my own possession. I have seen it as I told you in my last letter & liked it greatly but you do not half enjoy a poem in reading it once through.  Tennyson's especially the book was only lent us for a short time by our neighbour Mr Paterson. Biddulph has no telescope & it is just what he will like tell Mr Boyce. I can hardly fancy dear little Constance big enough to work a kettle holder. I shall like it so much as her work. It is vexing we were not at Sydney when the parcel arrived. I have written to Emily to send it on here at once to Port Denison that is to be got here by the first opportunity. I want exceedingly to see the 

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