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From Elizabeth Hamilton in Bath, Somerset, to Mrs Doddridge's house in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. It is galling that Sally is staying so close, and yet the state of the highways especially the Gloucester road, prevents her from visiting. Would it be possible for Sally to call at Bath on her way back to London? Both Elizabeth and her sister would be overjoyed to see her.

Reference is made to Mrs Doddridge's illness.

She has received a letter from Mrs Gregory in Leyton, Essex, inviting her to visit. She does not feel able to accept, as she has spent a great deal of money on excursions to the countryside on account of her health. Hamilton had felt the benefit until a few days ago, when she had an attack of gout.