22 November 1814 – Tuesday – to Anna Lefroy

[Letter to Anna (Austen) Lefroy, Jane Austen’s niece recently married]

My dear Anna

I met Harriet Benn yesterday, she gave her congratulations & desired they might be forwarded to You, and there they are.– Your Father returned to dinner, Mr Wm Digweed who had business with your Uncle, rode with him.– The cheif news from their country is the death of old Mrs Dormer.– Your Cousin Edward goes to Winchester today to see his Brother & Cousins, & returns tomorrow.  Mrs Clement walks about in a new Black velvet Pelisse lined with Yellow, & a white Bobbin-net-veil, & looks remarkably well in them.– I think I understand the Country about Hendon from your description.  It must be very pretty in Summer.- Should you [?guess] that you were within a dozen mils of the We[n from] the atmosphere?– I shall break my hea[rt] if yo[u do]not go to Hadley.–

Make everybody at Hendon admire Mansfield Park.–

Your affec: Aunt

Mrs B. Lefroy

1 Response to 22 November 1814 – Tuesday – to Anna Lefroy

  1. Pingback: …Then came the dinner & Mr Haden who brought good Manners & clever conversation… Fancy the scene!–And what is to be fancied next?… There’s happiness! | QuinnTessence

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