excerpt from 'Letter from Anne Seymour Damer to Mary Berry, 19 March 1791' pp. 340 (134 words)

excerpt from 'Letter from Anne Seymour Damer to Mary Berry, 19 March 1791' pp. 340 (134 words)

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Letter from Anne Seymour Damer to Mary Berry, 19 March 1791

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I did not tell you what gave me a more than common horror of being shown civilities.  Elvas being the frontier town in Portugal, I was told to ask for a letter to the Governor, that my baggage might not be stopped. This happened to be a brother of old Mello’s, who was in England many years, and much at my father's house before you were born. Besides giving me a letter, he chose by way of a fine thing to write to the Governor his brother, who chose to order that I should be received with the honours of war. Some miles from the town I met a guard of thirty horsemen who escorted me, and I came into the town, drums beating, trumpets sounding, and cannon firing (it is literally true) […]

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