# BC_1759_EMONTAGU_GL_2

<Q A 1759? TC GL EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH MONTAGU TO LORD LYTTELTON. MO 1392. 1759? OCTOBER 23. EMENDATIONS BY MATTHEW MONTAGU?}]
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Oct ye 23=d= [\ADDED 59\]
I am afraid your Lordship will think I am very impertinent to break in upon your business at Hagley with a frivolous letter, but when I tell you I write at the request of a friend I hope it will dispell any frown your brow may have contracted; or at least that I shall not be the object of your displeasure who had not the least intention of writing to you to day. [\6 LINES CROSSED OUT BY MM? After so long an absence from home you must have a great deal of business, and it is cruel to be interrupted in it by idle correspondents, so that I feel both fear & reluctance in setting down to write to y=r= Lordship However as a friend wants your councils & sollicits me to write [\for them DELETED\] I hope you will excuse it.\] The friend I would intimate, is the Person whom I told your Lordship I suspected to be the Author of a letter lately publish'd: you know the delicacies of their situation, & will not wonder they should wish to consult the Person in the World of whose wisedom and fidelity they have the highest opinion. [\but INTO But\] the subject on which they would consult you is of too much importance to them to be convey_d by
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