Elizabeth Murray to James Murray, 4 December 1756

      Dear Brother & Sister No doubt you will be very much surprised when you hear that I design to goe for London With Captn Phillips or Comneering in order to return early in the spring with the newest fashons this is a very dull time of the year for busseness in this place & I had a grat many articals come this fall that was fitt for summer therefore I adver- tised my going away & by that Means I have sold the a good Many of them & every body thinks my going home will be a very...

Elizabeth Murray to James Murray, 23 October 1753

                                              Brother & sister I had the pleasure of youre by Saved Gran lies I would have been very glad to have come to Cape fear this winter but I hear of no opportunity to go directly thier for some  time so I am afraid I Shall not be able to make it out this season Saved says you have a girel that you intend to send with Dolly I beg you may send her & let me have the...

Elizabeth Murray to James Murray, 2 April 1754

                            Apr. 2. 1754 from his sister before her thres mevetrip (no idea what this says)   Dear Brother, Before I left Boston I wrote   to you twice I am very much surprised you   did not write to me by a vassal that saild   from cape fear the 20th dec. I am afraid you   have not got my letters if so you will be   very much surprised to hear from me in London where Sarcered the 10th feb: after a passage of six weeks I...

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

       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...