23 January 1799 – continuation from 21st and 22nd

Wednesday, 23rd.– I wish my dear Fanny many returns of this day, and that she may on every return enjoy as much pleasure as she is now receiving from her doll’s-beds.  I have just heard from Charles, who is by this time at Deal.  He is to be Second Lieutenant, which pleases him very well.  The ‘Endymion’ is come into the Downs, which pleases him likewise.  He expects to be ordered to Sheerness shortly, as the ‘Tamar’ has never been refitted.  My father and mother made the same match for you last night, and are very much pleased with it.  He is a beauty of my mother’s.

Yours affectionately,  Jane


Miss Austen
Godmersham Park

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