Ref NoD517/BOX/12/9/4/53
TitleLetter from Mary Feilding in Cheapside, London, to Nelly Mundy
Date19 Apr 1806
CreatorMiller Mundy family of Shipley Hall, Heanor
Extent1 item
TranscriptionNo 8 Queen Street Cheapside
April 19th 1806
My dear Madam,
I do not write to you with the
intention of vindicating my conduct I lay myself open
to your conviction and hope every thing from your
Lenity[?]. If you will again give me your advice I will
most chearfully comply with what ever you propose.
My Brother promised to write to Mrs Percival but
I suppose he has not, having this morning received an
a letter from fill'd with nothing but unkindess & reproach
which tho merited he might have spared as he must feel
assured my own feelings where a sufficient reproof for my
thoughtless folly. I am sufficient mistress of the Millinery
Business as to enable me to obtain a premium of
twenty guineas p[e]r annum and as in a letter which
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I received from Mr Mundy he offers me fifty pounds
a year I intreat he will once more be my Friend
and apply that sum to the Payment of my depts. I trust
I shall never make the demand again. For this last six weeks
I have been without a shilling in my Pocket had it
not been from some acquaintances whose kindess & Interest
I excited God knows what would have become of me.
My Brother who I expected would have been my counsellor
and Friend has behaved to me in the most unfeeling manner
I was always to him an attentive and affectionate sister
and tho I incited his anger he should not have depress'd
my mind in the manner he has done and made me promises
without performing them. He writes me word he is on the
point of leaving Town knows me to be pennyless in
the most cool manner tells me he is on the point of
leaving London & adds by way of giving me comfort he has
written an account of my conduct to my brother G-
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says he is fearfull of my committing some action disgracefull
to myself and family; If I do may the sin lay at his
Door. This morning Mrs Closs rec'd the inclosed, I have
left her I could not think of stopping with her after such
a disgrace. Mrs Dalton has kindly offered me her
protection till the 23d at which time if I have not got
a situation I must go to Mrs Chaffer if she will permit
me; I intreat you Madam you will let me once [again?]
look up to you as my Friend you shall not [regret?]
it. You will perhaps say I should suffer for my
conduct I grant it, and have done so for I assure
you I am quite miserable. You can alleviate my
distress, I hope, but much fear you will not.
Believe me I am not insensible to the attention
I have reciev'd from you, but I am unprotected in the
worlds opinion and my spirits which I could not
suppress has been too great for my situation. I shall
wait anxiously for your answer but pray
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endeavour to let it be lenient it is the earnest
prayer of dear Madam of
Your most Obliged & Obe[dien]t s[ervan]t
M V Feilding
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