2248 - Elizabeth Cumberland to [?George or Richard] Cumberland, 18 June 1774

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Monday June 18 1774

My Dear
After being under the greatest [illeg] about your health
ever since Satterday last I was restored by the arrival of {^the} Post man this afternoon.
I xxx was afraid you was ill as you had a cold upon you when you set
out. I could not think of going out till I heard from you {^but} intend to
take your kind advice and set of for Camberwell tomorrow [illeg]
about as much as I can for I am very dul without you and long for your
return I spent the day yesterday {^at} Mr Tapp heard of the Death of Mr
Abrm Hankel who died on Satterday, but I [illeg] you have heard of
it before now I hope you will meet your Dear Brother well & that you will
have a great deal of pleasure with him pray my love you must excuse
[illeg] bit of cool as it is late and as I intend to gad about thoughts I wld
let you know I had reachd you and was well, shall conclude with my
Blessing to my Dear Boys and prayers for their health & happiness
and am your affectionate Mother
Elizb Cumberland

PS my Compliments
to all friends


Elizabeth Cumberland to [?George or Richard] Cumberland, 18 June 1774

Elizabeth has worried about her son’s health until the post arrived; she misses him. She hopes they will meet and enjoy each other’s company. She is intending ‘to gad about’.

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Monday June 18 1774




  • apologetic
  • concerned
  • humorous
  • positive

throughout (inconsistent)


Person: Elizabeth Cumberland
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  • bored
  • separation

  • uneasy
  • well

  • affection
  • amused
  • love (parental)
  • worried