Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 15 October - 1 November 1833

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This book was to have been completely devoted to my dearest Mother as an answer to her long and beautiful letter No 1 which has reached us quite safely. It is impossible to describe the delight and agitation with which your two girls once more feasted on your beloved characters every event too carried down from the day of our sailing made it seem as if only an English post had elapsed since we parted from the dear friends of whose [...] it [...] us but then the date 1832 bore a vivid testimony that a whole year had intervened since those lines had been dismissed from [Page 1]