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From Old Windsor. She should have replied to Tooth’s letter a long time ago, but her dislike for writing has interceded too much. She sees that Tooth wrote four months ago – time flies away. Reference is made to Tooth inviting the Legges to visit – this must be deferred ‘till you fix a time for your other visits’. She can be assured that Legge and her husband would both be delighted to see her. They would make her as comfortable as possible.

They were pleased to hear that both [Mary and Rosamund] are well and hope that this continues despite the severity of the winter. The Legges are very well.

They have had frost and snow for two months which confines them all to the house. She was pleased that Tooth had a pleasant tour in the summer as she thinks that travel and a change of air is so good for one’s health. The Legges paid a visit to their good friend Mrs Foster and stayed for two nights in late October. Foster is a very worthy woman and was very pleased to see them.

Legge has got the book that Tooth mentioned [Memoirs of Sarah Jenkins by Mary Tooth (London, Methodist Book Room, 1829)] – [Sarah] Jenkins [see note at MAM/FL/4/9/3] was indeed an extraordinary piety of piety at an early age. Legge was very grateful for Tooth’s kind offer of gooseberry and currant trees[?] but the distance is so great that their carriage would cost too much. A few have been given to them by a friend in Windsor and they have also bought some in the village for three pence each which Legge’s brother thinks will bear fruit next summer.

Now Legge has a piece of news for her dear Rosy [Rosamund]! She will recall Miss Stone. It is with great pleasure that Legge can say that she is now Mrs James Wilcock – they were married on October 20th. They are living with his parents and have left Exeter for London where the young man is to finish studying law.

Her respects should be passed to Mr Good.