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<Q A 1775? TC EV EMONTAGU>
<X ELIZABETH MONTAGU>
[}ELIZABETH MONTAGU TO ELIZABETH VESEY. 1775? 20 OCTOBER. MO 6458}]
Canterbury Friday y=e= 20=th=
My Dear Friend perhaps thinks I am now tossing on y=e= [\Occasion DELETED\] [\Ocean/] . alas no such thing, I am at my Brothers at Canterbury, confined to a great chair with a little nasty slow fever, I caught cold [\in/] y=e= journey, sneez_d much, had a soreness in my throat, but was no otherwise ill the night I arrived, & went to bed in good spirits. Post horses orderd for my Carriages & Servant to carry me to Dover y=e= next morning, in y=e= night I had a pain in my stomach & was feverish. The next day I got D=r= Douglass (M=rs= Carters Brother). I think I am better for his draughts. I have before had such fevers they are tedious but without y=e= least danger so be they my sweet Sylph. I w=d= not let Gregory write least
you sh=d= be alarmd. My soreness of throat is much better I have a comfortable habitation, & my Brother is vastly kind & attentive, his House is well conducted & all things in great order & his Servants prodigiously clever & civil. He remembers your politeness to him at Tunbridge & begs his comp=ts=. My 3=d= Brother lives near Canterbury he & his Wife are to dine here today. There has been a violent storm these 24 hours I hope you did not think I was on y=e= Ocean it w=d= have been worse than my languid state in my easy chair.
Most affect=ly= y=rs=
I w=d= not let Greg write for me least you sh=d= be alarmd about my fever.