Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 15 October - 1 November 1833

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our darling Mother's hand Would that she were with us! was the ejaculation of each & all as we closed it after its perusal. Bessey has anticipated me in answering it as I intended "line upon line" I will therefore permit myself to enlarge upon my dear Aunt Bowker's instruction to her family thank God we may still include her amongst those the most loved & the most fondly remembered. My poor Aunt Mary too - but it does not do to dwell upon a death [...] so desolate and unsupported as hers. I quite long for the next arrival from the Swan conveying [Page 2]