Ref NoD517/BOX/12/9/4/17
Former ReferenceD517/BOX/12/7/12/2
TitleLetter from Miss E Edgell in Bath to Mrs Oliver, Cherry Orchard near Bristol regarding Mary Feilding
Date31 Dec 1804
CreatorMiller Mundy family of Shipley Hall, Heanor
Extent1 item
I have been too unwell with
a dreadful cold to answer your letter till
this morning, otherwise should have informed
you Miss Feilding left my House for
Mrs Percivals on Wednesday last, contrary
to my wish & in opposition to every persuasion
of mine, having nothing to reproach myself
with respecting my conduct to you, or that
young lady I feel much hurt by the
severity of your letter. When I took Miss
Feilding it was on the supposition that she
would conform to the rules necessary to be observ’d
in a regular House of business, & attend to
the good advice you gave her at parting
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which I have constantly endeavour’d to enforce
as much as possible & in order that what I
said might have more effect have uniformly
treated her with all the kind attention
in my power, in return for which I have
rec[eive]d the greatest neglect of my business, my
advice, & such a general mark’d contempt
that it was impossible I could submit to
having such an example before the rest
of my family in short I was made so very
uncomfortable by her manners as determin’d me
to address you on the subject but you will
find Madam on enquiry, I made no transfer
of Miss Feildings services to another, on the
contrary I beg’d & intreated she would consult
with you on the situation she had in view &
wait your answer before she accepted it, telling
her at the same time she was at liberty to remain
with me till it was perfectly convenient for you to
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remove her, which however she declin’d.
The premium you paid me with Miss
Feilding I am willing to return whenever
call’d upon deducting a reasonable
sum for her Board & Lodging during
the time she has been in my house
as my situation in life will not admit
of receiving a stranger into it for 4 months
(who [has] not only been totally useless to [me]
but more trouble than I ever before experie-
nc’d) neither would I dare say Miss Feilding’s
friends expect, or indeed submit to such a
thing from me.
I am Madam
Yr humble servant
E Edgell
1804 Decr 31
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