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<Q A 1740? FN ER EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH ROBINSON TO ELIZABETH (DRAKE) ROBINSON. 1740 JUNE 12? LONDON. MO 4709}]
I am very happy to find by your frequent letters that I am a good deal in your thoughts, I am sure If so I don't deserve at least I am thankfull for it. you seem to be in concern about my health but I hope it will be very good as my cholick is so much mended by the Bath waters, I think I need not be discouraged by any little weakness in my constitution which time & care may get the better of: I am much obliged to my Father for his caution about Lady Wallingford and I hope I have run no hazard from her, none of his family have seen her tho' she is as well as I am, She never had three hundred all over her & was at the height I believe in Seven days, the news says she is at the point of Death but that is quite a mistake, her Lord dyed very suddenly of a quinsey before she had been down stairs
So she had not [\even/] the melancholly consolation of a last farewell, she laid up two pair of stairs & he below so they told her he was removed & dyed at Kensington, he has left every thing to her, the Dutchess was under great concern for fear this misfortune happening while she was weak should kill her, indeed it is difficult at any time to have strength of mind or body to bear the loss of a friend, Lord Wallingford certainly caught his death with attending her, a sad aggravation of the affliction, he dyed with the greatest courage imaginable, Sandys who with several Physicians & Surgeons was call'd in begg'd him to settle his affairs, upon which he made his will (that he had by him being defficient in some points of Law) & took leave of his friends, there was no hopes from the first, for this convulsive quinsey is always mortal. I have no Cambrick of yours, that with the bad Selvedge I have here, but what I spoke of was the Cambrick [\I DELETED\] brought at Bath for single ruffles.
I received the chints &c by the Carrier. I dont want the grey gown the [\WORD INTO Mourning\] for the Monarch not being general, it is not necessary for me to comply with it, those who mourn are very deep, to day I wear an occasional sorrow because I am to go to Vauxhall & so I have kill'd a Cousin for the purpose, I mourn'd for M=r= Smelt as suited my conveniency. Lord & Lady North dined here, & we are to spend the Evening at Vauxhall so excuse me if I only add that I am my Fathers & yours most
Pray my Compliments to the family at Hatch. I sent to know when M=r= Knights family would be in Town, & they come to night, to morrow I will send to know how they do & the next day I will wait upon them if I can. I will buy the treatments my Brothers are well M=r= Harl[\e/]y saw Tom to day.
[\ADDRESS\] To / M=rs= Robinson / At Mount Morris / Near Hythe /
In / Kent