# BC_1740_EMONTAGU_SS_5

<Q A 1740? FN SS EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH ROBINSON TO SARAH ROBINSON. 1740? SEPTEMBER 8. BULSTRODE. MO 5550}]
<P1>
Monday Sept y=e= 8=th= My Dear Sally
Your letters are always welcome to me but never arrived when I wanted something to raise my spirits more than when I received your last, for the Dutchess was all that day very ill & feverish, yesterday which we look upon as her well day her Grace was surprizingly mended, but to day is not so well tho' infinitely better than on Saturday. I received the letter from [\M=rs= INTO Miss\] [\NAME INTO Bahnly?\] & have wrote with it to M=rs= Botham, & [\it/] goes to night which is the first post since I rece'd it, if it had not been sent to Canterbury that day I should not have got it till to morrow morn: & then it could not have gone till thursday. you see by my paper I intended you a long letter, but I am inform'd my Lady Dutchess is alone & wants me, so I must beg you to excuse me & fill up all the paper I had provided with imagining me to have said how sincerely I love you & with what affection
I am yours
ER My duty & love as due; how cruel is this hurry.
[\ADDRESS\] To / Miss Robinson / At Mount Morris / Near Hythe
/ Kent / Free Portland
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