Copy of another letter for A- to Mr Gray – quite different from the one written yesterday.
A- regretting that her property should go to [the] Sutherlands. I saw she was harping on wishing for children of her own – asked if this was not the case – she said it did not signify to give an answer. I gently and immediately replied ‘you shall never find me an obstacle to anything you have much at heart’, and after a few minutes silence came to my study.
She came to coax – sorry for what had passed. I was kind and affectionate but no folly – she owned how good I was.
How can I think of permanence with A-?