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 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...