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Elizabeth Murray Inman to John Murray, 18 September 1783, J.M. Robbins Papers, Courtesy, Massachusetts Historical Society. Page 1


Providence Sep: 18th 1783
[written in another hand: "Mrs Inman to Dr. John Murray"]

My Dear Brother

The perusal of a letter from you to your Son John induces me to take up the pen to vindicate my conduct in a circumstance which seems to give you pain. I do not feel myself difficient in attachment nor true affection to you & yours, If I have been guilty of an error it proceeded from tenderness to you my sister & my Dear Polly, [the-crossed out] your three elder Children from my thorough knowledge of thier merit must be supposed to claim the largest share of my affection, thier was many reasons why I did not mention her in my last request well known to herself, & your Son & daughter her letters to them after the determination of her coming to America was altered, convinses me of her strong attachment to me & her duty & affection for her parents I know her sensibility & cannot consent to her

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