It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.
I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.
Our private property must be sacrificed.
I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.
you may imagine me the very shadow of my husband.
Disaffection stalks around us.
And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.
When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell.
Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him.
At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.
It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
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