James Murray to John Murray, 31 July 1751

Brother John      Cape Fear July 31. 1751 & Mr Child        I wrote you on the 28th January by Capt Brown since which I have not heard a word from you – I suppose your Love affair with your other Business engropes all your attention that you have no Time or  heart to write to your American Friends your Delight is in a Colder Climate – We long to hear of you. Wishes being happily complealed and the more that we guess our Concern is equal in the Happiness of both the Parties – when the Joney moon...

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 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...