[With A-] all in tears about Mrs Briggs having been here. Oddy had told her that she, or the daughter, had said (when here before) that if Mr Wright knew how she was behaved, he would fetch her away. A- would never have asked her to come a second but when I told her of her consent, and even approval, said if I could think of such a thing as asking, she, A-, could not refuse. Then she cried again saying I had no confidence in her, etc. Poor thing, how miserable she makes herself. She alluded to alterations at Cliff [Hill] this morning at breakfast – her aunt hadd better live a little longer? I can’t help fancying that if A- lives long, we shall part before our lives end.

[Letter to M-] Should have sent it on Friday but for A-‘s disapproval of the style of it – it seemed as if I cared too much. However, she copied it for me tonight and let it go.

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