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<Q A 1741? FN ER EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH ROBINSON TO ELIZABETH DRAKE ROBINSON. MO 4722. DECEMBER 19 1741? BULSTRODE, BERKSHIRE}]
[\ADDED? Dec 19=th=\]
I had your commands this morning & have obey'd them: I believe the Wars abroad & tumults at home will make the publick papers worth reading: D=r= Lee has Carried his Election by four, the Court is concern'd at it, the K- suspended even his dinner (an action of as great importance as any done in the Reigns of some Monarch) [\till\] this affair between D=r= Lee & Earle was determin'd. The Westminster Election will now be carried against y=e= Court, it is thought, & L=d= Percival will undoubtedly be chose at y=e= new Election: the friends of S=ir= R- lament that now he will not be able to carry any of y=e= [\petitions\] but where the right is on [\his\] side which too is look'd upon by them as
An Unfortunate thing for the Kingdom in general: S=ir= R left y=e= House in Chagrin upon losing his Chairman.
The D'ss of Marbro is not dead yet but in much danger, she has y=e= S=t= Anthony's fire to a terrible degree & will have no advice but such as her Apothecary gives her: to M=r= Spenser she has bequeathed in her Will thirty thousand a year addition to what he has already! Y=e= Dss of Manchester she has struck out, how the rest of her enormous fortune is disposed people do not [\know\] . We lost two of our Divines to day: D=r= Young & the Dean of Exeter, men of very different genius but both agreable companions: & we shall find a great loss of them, for in the Country people who do not want the
Supplies of news & chat for their conversation [\WORD INTO mend?\] Society extreamly: they were call'd away by business or I believe they would not have left a place where they were so well pleased & so much liked.
M=r= Horner has left his Estate to his Brother & a legacy of ten guineas only to Lady Ilchester; to his widow he has lent his House (& furniture) in the Country for her life, with a Liberty of taking [\SEAL\] 2 bucks & 2 Does out of the park; L=d= [\SEAL Ilchester\] will be disappointed at this, & M=rs= Horner I imagine will scarce be contented, but they had not much reason to expect favour [\for here\] they had shown no regard. I am very well & have been so these ten days, a longer visit than health has made me lately. My pen is vile & I am ashamed of this letter pray forgive [\me INTO my\] carelessness
[\IN MARGIN\] In sending you such a [\WORD DELETED\] scrawl'd peice of paper it is want of time & not of respect that makes me write thus. I am sorry you mistake me so much as to think I do [\IN MARGIN\] not wish to hear from you often. Pray give my Duty to my Pappa & love to my Bro=r= Tom. I am Mad=m= your most Dutifully
affectionately E R
[\ADDRESS\] To / M=rs= Robinson / at Mount Morris / Near Hythe /