Recipient: Cranch, Elizabeth
Recipient: Norton, Elizabeth Cranch
[dateline] [post 2 October 1782]1
I do not believe your real affection has decreased for Amelia,3
but a consiousness of my even doing wrong sometimes leads me to feel neglected, when,
, I am not. But do not say that you love me better every time you converse with me.
I must believe you sincere and this belief will lead me for the first time to dought
your judgement. I do not say this to be contradicted. It is my belief, I feel it to
my hourly mortification.
I have no news to relate to Eliza, only Mosieur Ronnay with his regiment is ordered
to Portsmouth—to defend it from the invasions of the british fleet, that are feared.
He called to take leave of us yesterday. He laments leaveing Braintree much—and wishes
he had, had, the pleasure of seeing Miss Betsy Cranch.
The Ladies that I told you I expected a Wedensday were engaged. I shall expect them
tomorow, and hope for the pleasure of Elizas presence. Mr. Robbins was excessively
tired the other eve. He could get no further than hear.