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Letter from Susan Campbell to Her Son, Regarding His Choice of Companion

Author(s): Campbell, Susan

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My Dear Archie

I was favourd with yours yesterday and aſsure
you it was just in time to save your
distance as I was beginning to take the
Pitt most terriby at your long silence but
whenever your letter appeard the Pitt [¿]
disapeard I am glad to see by it that you
[¿] a litle amusement with the Studie
Walter Roſs I think would be the Charmingist
Companion for you in these Excurtiotions
in the World he will be a [¿]
when he Comes down with all his adventures
I shall tyre to see him your Father
tells me you wish to go to Visite Mrs Stewart
I think it would be a pittie to miſs so
good an oppertunitie of seeing the Country
not to speak of the [¿] you will see
at the end of your Voyage a prosperous one to you

Ill expect in your mext some account of
Mr Chauvet - nothing going on here but
Mrs Siddons Crowded Houses every night
and indead I think no wonder as she really
is an astonishing Woman. I saw her in
the Grecian Daughter & Lady Mcbeath she
is grat in both but I liked her best
in the Daughter James Rye is now quite
well so she has no excuse but Lazineſs
I saw your friends the Wanchopes yesterday
they are all well and I think have
got a a very pleaſant house your friend
does not seem to like it at all which I
wonder at. We have been expecting Prince
William henry this week past I hear now
he does not Come which I am not sorry
for as he would have put us all mad
I really think Mrs Siddons and the Races
are full enough for us without his
Highneſs is Company. Lord and Lady
Dalousie and family are gone to Panmure

we propose going there some time in Agust
the partee is to be Jane Margt and yours
humble your Father Comes for us as his
stay must be short I never saw him better
than he is at present [¿] delightid
with the New House which he Visits
twice a Day I am glad it so near as it
is some amusement for him and much
need he had of amusement. Your friend
Plender bids me say many pretty things
to you but your own imagination must
supply my want of bilities in that way
one thing she said herself that she is
equally impatient for the Sundays Chat as
you are and she believes a great deal more
so her kindest regards attend you
The Dundaſses supped with us one night
honest Lady Armiston Came and we had
a Whist partie for her and a flirtation
Partee for the Miſses Anny I think is
turned an Ugly Stupide thing as Can be
they are [¿] much for the Treasures Coming

Archie and Sancie are I hope [¿] at
present prepareing for the Examination
which is to be Monday three weeks I
hope we wont be affronted as last year
by neither having a Premium Archie I
believe goes to the Glasgow Colledges
Alie is still at Mrs Billingley, and a
Charming Musician she is she's very happy
with the thoughts of going west which
she does with the Boys as she has not
been at Garscube this five years
Many Marriages are talked off Ned
Hay to Mrs Murray of Abercairnie I
really begine to believe I think it will
do very well as she has enough to make
the Pott Boil and they have long been
fond of one another since they were at the

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Letter from Susan Campbell to Her Son, Regarding His Choice of Companion

Document Information

Document ID 320
Title Letter from Susan Campbell to Her Son, Regarding His Choice of Companion
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1785
Wordcount 599

Author information: Campbell, Susan

Author ID 300
Forenames Susan
Surname Campbell
Gender Female
Year of birth 1745
Place of birth Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
Locations where resident Garscube, Glasgow