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LETTER 503: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.)

Tuesday morning, Sept. 12.   The good Mrs. Norton is arrived, a little amended in her spirits: Owing to the very posthumous letters, as I may call them, which you, Mr. Belford, as well as I, apprehended would have had fatal effects upon … Continue reading

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LETTER 502: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ)

Monday, Afternoon, Sept. 11.  Sir, We are such bad company here to one another, that it is some relief to retire, and write.   I was summoned to breakfast about half an hour after nine. Slowly did the mournful congress meet. … Continue reading

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LETTER 501: COLONEL MORDEN, (TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.)

  When the unhappy mourners were all retired, I directed the lid of the coffin to be unscrewed, and caused some fresh aromatics and flowers to be put into it.   The corpse was very little altered, notwithstanding the journey. The … Continue reading

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LETTER 500: COLONEL MORDEN TO SIR JOHN BELFORD, ESQ

Sunday Night, Sept. 10.   Dear Sir, According to my promise, I send you an account of matters here. Poor Mrs. Norton was so very ill upon the road, that, slowly as the herse moved, and the chariot followed, I … Continue reading

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