Got no good by telling her about Josephine, tho’ she could not exactly take George’s part. She said she did not wonder; I had set him up by taking him out of his place. I had been so cross with him on the journey she wondered if he would stay – in fact, I had never behaved right to him. I mentioned the beggarly cred business at Saint Sauceur – she could not excuse him but then threw in my teeth the not having sent off Cookson on her first offending A-. Crying and saying she, A-, should never forget it, would never ask me to turn away a servant again and got herself all wrong. I expressed my sorrow etc saying nothing that could possibly increase her irritation, but glad to get rid of her. Mercy upon me, thought I, must go as well as I can.

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