Elizabeth Cumming to Elizabeth (Murray) Smith 20th Nov. 1769

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My D. Madam

As there is nothing in this world givs me half

the pleasure I enjoy in writing you I know you will indulge me, for

the most ernest wish of my Heart is that I may never do eney thing you

disaprove, not leve under what you thinck would be to my advantage,

I mis you more & more every day my Heart aikes whin I rethinck how Strongly

I am atached to you; your ill state of health and unparaliled goodnes maks

me fear youl not long Contineu in this vail of tears Heven will Claimyou as a jeenal(?) ripe for injoyments not to be feard this sid the Grave

youl thinck im gloemy my D’ friend when you reed this paragraf indead

I am & would this moment give the Indeas wase I mistres of them to

know you injoyed the saim state of health I wish you God Almighty Bles

you & give you all you wish, nay more all you deserv—

a lettel News I must muster but realy my talent doz not lay in that way

but as Ame is not Cum from Marlborough yit Shall be as partickulare

as poseble last Saterdy your worthy Brother, & our Father for so I may

call him, Cam to town Dined & loged with us, want home in the afternoonSonday

after ingaging me to Spend the thancksgiveng with them the Good Lady

his Spews(?) Consarted the plann(?) how we ware to go, So Mrs Gorden & Doctr

Patigrew war Cupled Mrs Goold & Mr Anderson Mr Ansle & Mr Lowery

my ladeship & Doctr Weer, they all want up the Day before but me but

I thought I should have time anough, Patigrew & Ansle plaed & all fall

to Dancing; I could not be partikular & so joined in the amusement

with a hevvy heart I was ashamed of my weaknes for I was obleged to retire

& Shadd a few Crestel tears & not a few would Satesfei me for I thought my

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poer Heart would heve Bursted Mrs  Murray behaved extreeamly well

for I know her pride was peeked whin she saw me in tears in your Cham

ber but I should heve dun verry well had not Ansle in his honest Bluntnes

pited me I want no pitty nor would I heve another feeleng then my own

may my Gratetude inerece with my days & when I forget the vast vast Dabt I ow

you nay I be forgoten. by them I must wish to be esteemed. but to return

Brother was in the least Sperets I ever Saw him & stood up in a County

Dance to mack up the sat we Dined & Supt at eleven wint to Bad: but where

did you put the Gentelman youl natrely ask why that I Cannet tell you, they

all want into the yellew Clamber & there Sprad themselves on the Carpet for

the Sued youths did not Chuse to Sleep together & two Bads wire all they Could

muster Mrs Gorden Mrs Goold & Balla Slept in one Bad & Prudence & I in

a little one in the saim Chamber she has ben there this three weeks & Greatily

in favour in the Morning a larg tabel was sprad Tee Cofy & Chockilat

cheese Butter Eggs &&& all eit & was Satisfied your Brother declaired we Should all stay Dannar; mad the Gentelman Strip & Sat them to Deging

a trench in the Garden they worked leck man of Strangth Cuf(?) Comandin

g offecer & Mr Murray overseer, at one we Dined a pos the ramendrs of the

feist took our leive at four & reeched Boston at Dark there ended owr frolick

mrs Adkesins lose has doubllys reached your Ears Bureed her husband & was  

Marid to Governer Wintweth that day fortnight O this world whar are people de of ma

but I well leave them & Cum to our own Concernes: this week Alan arived from

London in him we had three hundred Pounds worth of Goods landed & unpacked

before eneything was Sad in three days after the Cometey wated on us & Sad

that Conterary to the aggreemant of the Marchents of the town we had imported

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goods I told them we had never antred into eney agreement not to import

for it was verry trifling owr Busenes but that littel we must do to enabel us

to Suport our family; they asked me if we would deliver up the Goods I told

them the Goods war unpacked & sum sold never expeckting they would tack

notis or try to inger two industrious Girls who ware Striving in an honest way

to Git there Bread they Sad then we must tack the Conciquances & So they  

have published Mr Barns & us in the papers which so far from being a

Disadvantage to us Spirits up owr friends to purches from us I wish we had

Sant for Sixtimes the Sum if well Sorted they would soon have Sold we Shall

mack out an invoice by this oppertunety & Send a Bill if we had well

chosen Slight Silkes Bangalls Dark Caloceas && we Should find Good Sail

for them in the Spring, Mr Barns & famely are all well I heard yesterd

nothing new from Mrs forbes I wrot hir a long letter last week & one(page ripped)

three weeks ago I long to hear of her Saif delevery God Grant her every Blesing

all your friends hear ar much as whin you laft them poor Tom Hooper

is alive but no hopes of his recovery I hive heard no news of Mrs Spince

Since I wrot you Mrs Neven is Just as you laft hir we meet once

a Week & injoy Sochal Conversation I hope you will see my Brother

Jeams in London I know it will be of sum sarvece to us to heve things

properly represented I would writ him but it is my avertion as well

as hiz; but where have I ranged to the botom of my third side without

thincking where I am pardone the langth & be asured with Gratitude

& Esteem I ever shall be dear elladam your most Affect friend

Elizth Cuming

Boston Novr the 20 1769

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