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demi-pique. Tell Barns to thresh out the two old ricks, and send the corn to market, and sell it off to the poor at a shilling a bushel under market price.— I have received a snivelling letter from Griffin, offering to make a public submission, and pay costs. I want none of his submissions; neither will I pocket any of his money-The fellow is a bad neighbour, and I desire to have nothing to do with him: But as he is purse-proud, he shall pay for his insolence: Let him give five pounds to the poor of the parish, and I'll withdraw my action; and in the mean time you may tell Prig to stop proceedings.-Let Morgan's widow have the Aldney cow, and forty shillings to clothe her children: But don't say a syllable of the matter to any living soul-I'll make her pay when she is able. I desire you will lock up all my drawers, and keep the keys till meeting; and be sure you take the iron chest with my papers into your own custody -Forgive all this trouble from, dear Lewis, your affectionate
GLOUCESTER, APRIL 2.
TO MRS GWYLLIM,
HOUSEKEEPER, at BRAMBLETON-HALL.
Mrs Guyllim,-When this cums to hand, be sure to pack up in the trunk male that stands in my closet, to be sent me in the Bristol waggon without loss of time,
the following articles, viz. my rose-collard neglejay, with green robins, my yellow damask, and my black velvet suit, with the short hoop; my bloo quilted petticot, my green manteel, my laced apron, my French commode, Macklin head and lappets, and the litel box with my jowls. Williams may bring over my bum-daffee, and the viol with the easings of Dr Hill's dock-water, and Chowder's lacksitiff. The poor creature has been terribly constuprated ever since we left huom. Pray take particular care of the house while the family is absent. Let there be a fire constantly kept in my brother's chamber and mine. The maids, having nothing to do, may be sat aspinning. I desire you'll clap a padluck on the windseller, and let none of the men have excess to the strong bear-don't forget to have the gate shit every evening before dark.-The gardnir and the hind may lie below in the landry, to partake the house, with the blunderbuss and the great dog; and I hope you'll have a watchful eye over the maids. I know that hussy, Mary Jones, loves to be rumping with the men. Let me know if Alderney's calf be sould yet, and what he fought-if the ould goose be sitting; and if the cobler has cut Dicky, and how the pore anemil bore the operation.-No more at present, but rests, yours,
GLOSTAR, APRIL 2.