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Letter from Mary Mather to Elizabeth Buchanan, 8 Dec 1842

Author(s): Mather, Mary

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Budhill.
8. December 1842

My Dear Elisabeth.

Your letter was delivered yesterday afternoon
by a girl, and I wondered till I read it how it came without
postage, I would be afraid the girl has been wearing when she has left
so soon & as for Mary Wilson I have the same opinion of her as your¬
self, and dont see any great occasion for your staying much longer
on account of the change, but you know best yourself.
I had a washing
yesterday & went to glasgow to day and took William & Jeanie along
with me, leaving the charge of drying the clothes with Margret which she
has got nearly done, and few plain things iorned.
I went to Miſs Gardiners,
& paid the bonnets 4/ for making & 3/6 for lappets to each, & she says if your
flower does not please you she will try to sell it, as for your black plaid she
would advise you to keep it as it is, but she will be very happy to see
you at any time to talk of it.
I staid with Mrs Horn to day, and it is
now past nine and William has got fretful you must excuse my
brevity, for though I have a great many things to talk of when

I see you, I have no particulars to write so my dear Elisabeth hoping you
are well, I will now bid you good night. and believe me to remain
Your affectionate SisterMary Mather.
PS do try to come as soon as possible for I am wearying very much
for you.

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Letter from Mary Mather to Elizabeth Buchanan, 8 Dec 1842

Document Information

Document ID 300
Title Letter from Mary Mather to Elizabeth Buchanan, 8 Dec 1842
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1841
Place of publication Budhill, Scotland
Wordcount 263

Author information: Mather, Mary

Author ID 314
Forenames Mary
Surname Mather
Gender Female
Locations where resident Budhill, Glasgow