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Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to John Campbell of Stonefield (no address), concerning family news.

[No address]

My Dearest Life

I received yrs this morning & have enclosed the Sherifs [sic] letter in a frank & directed it for him; I would not indeed my Dearest have you break yr promise with Lord Banff since you could not stay here longer than the time you mention, so that I hope you’ll go there as you intended, and I dare say ’twill be a vast agreeable journey: the Children are all very well, the Nurse only went away yesterday, as Peggie was but then come home. Sandy has been very fretful these few days, one of the two teeth he has got lately is not thoroughly cut, which I fancy is the occasion of it; I saw Mr Dalrymple yesterday afternoon. & on Sunday Mr Hume Johnstone, & Mr Stewart were all so good as to call for me, but I happened to be gone to see Mrs Smollet who sets out next monday for Bonil [Bonhill]; the Sherif [sic] languishes so much for her that his time hangs heavy on him till her arrival. I believe I wrote you My Dearest in my last that Lady Dalkeith had given orders for a Buck [venison] for us, but I declined taking it till I heard from Levenside what was the best way of sending some there, as last yr Mrs Campbell I think said it might have got there fresh enough, when I was regreting [sic] she had not partook of some of it; however Miss Jenny writes me that it is not possible to transport it their length before it spoill [sic], so I had not send it; & as for the calf (which being a quay [heifer] one I thought would have been very acceptable there) she says it is not worth bringing up now so late in the year, so that my good intentions are all rejected with disdain, however, I shall certainly give the Calf to some Body who will value it for tis pity one of so good a kind should be sold; we have very windy weather here just now; I beg when you do cross, that you’ll be cautious in chusing yr time, a good road, & sober Hands, Lord Strichen tells me the Dundee ferry is very unsafe on account of the drunken boat Men. Lord Justice Clerk is one of the gayest & most pleased in his Choice that can be seen, My Lady they say would not consent to marry till he settled Miss Grisy in a fortune, he has settled 5000 £ on the Children of this marriage & a jounter of 140 £ to his widow; Mrs Macgill & Miss drank Tea here yesterday. I have now wrote you all my news. Archie is by & says Mama bid Papa from soon Home, He got a spoonful of Rhubarb for night night [sic] that I think has done him a great deal of good; his couler [sic] is better, and his spirits & appetite very good; Mr Makie takes greatly in this Parish; I have to send twice for the news papers every day before I can get them, I don’t know how they dispose of them, but I am often in danger of losing the post by it. May all thats good evermore attend you My Dearest Jewel. This is from yrs unalterably Grace Campbell

Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to John Campbell of Stonefield, Cowgate, Edinburgh, concerning domestic news.

To John Campbell Esq
Advocate at his House
In the Cowgate

June 18th

My Dearest Life
As all Hands were at the Hay last night I had the patience to defer sending to the post office till nine o’clock, which I tell you My Dearest as ‘tis proof of the command I lack over my self; your dear letter my sweet Life gave me vast pleasure and revived my spirits greatly, they are every second day much upon the decline till a letter from you makes its appearance, and restores them; oh My Dearest tis an age to look forward to the end of the session, but I hope you’ll leave Town (if it please God you’re well) a week or two before that, as you said you’d do; the Charm of this place is my security for it ; our Dear little archie is very well but now after I bespoke a Tub for bathing him in, I can’t tell how to use it, for he has got such an antipathy to water, that tho’ he is only set in to such a Tub as Jenny has, not up to mid Leg, he cries & sobs & trembles to that degree that you’d think he never had felt cold water, which indeed is quite owing to the way they had of only washing him in a little bason [sic] when he could not set his feet in hardly; so my Dear I hope you will excuse My not dipping him since this is the case; do let me know when Lady Banff lies in & where they live, & how Missie O’ agrees with Edinr; if Lord Banff would be so good to commission half a dozen Hams for us from the North, ‘twould be a great favour, but I wish they may escape in the Ship, for the last was all eat by Rats or some such animal: there is one hangs up in the Kitchen, if it be fresh James might give it to the Tavern as they’d boil it better there, & ‘twould eat well cold of a night with bead & butter, We have still cold showery weather here; you’ll remember My Dear to appoint Mrs Gordon (the woman that kept me of Archie) here about the sixth of Sep; a period I tremble to think of, as the pain is unavoidable, let the danger be greater or less; all here are well, poor little Jenny lies in the room by me, & every morning pays me a visit in bed & expresses her concern at Missing Uncle by a sorrowful moan; I remain My Dearest Love for ever wholly yrs
Ill enclose my next to Mr Chambers
so my brother knows where to send for it.

Campbell, Grace (1722-1783) née Stewart, Lady, wife of John Campbell, Lord Stonefield, daughter of James, 2nd Earl of Bute

Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to John Campbell, Sheriff Depute of Forfarshire, at Forfar, concerning family issues.

To John Campbell Esq
Sheriff Depute of Forfarshire
at Forfar

free M: McMillan

Sept 18th
My Dearest Moitié by Sandy’s [?] I got no letters from you till this Day when I received the two last at one time; I wish my Dr you maynt be gone north before I get your commission sent, but this day or tomorrow the Carriers I believe go for Dundee, & I shall send the pockets along with them, together with a hoop a pr of Shoes & Clogs for Miss Betty which I beg my dr may be put carefully up in your clock bag; yr Dreams of Sandy has not been altogether without reason for he has been in vast pain getting out an under tooth next the two first that came out; he has thank God been free of a looseness or vomiting, but I never saw a Child in greater pain, he has been several nights without shuting [sic] his eyes, or doing any thing but screaming out like one in the greatest anguish, but he is now easier, tho’ very fretful still however he has recoverd his looks which were much alter’d; Archie’s looseness has been at a greater height these two or three days than ever it was, I was afraid as it had lingerd so long for the consequences of it & sent to let the Doctor know how he was, who came yesterday and saw him, he has orderd him chalk and water to drink, & evry morning a tea spoonful of Rhubarb & if he is no better tomorrow he thinks a vomit will be necessary, he is still very hearty but his stomach is not very good, and he has a great thirst; I got the Buck promised me last week and distributed it as follows, a hind quarter to Lady Levingstone, a hind quarter to Mrs Campbell Brucehill & a fore quarter to Mrs Campbell [?] as being newly married: the other which was the only one the shot had touchd I kept to my self. I askd all the Miss Campbells Glen [?] and their Br to dine here which the three girls [document damage] was to leave town to day. I wish you My Dearest a safe journey north, & remember me in the kindest manner to all at Forglen; I enclose a letter that came here from yr sister, the black wax occasiond my opening it, Mr Stewart informs me the carriers don’t go till the end of the week so I’m afraid they’ll miss you; O! My Dr tis an age yet before you’ll be here for I hear youll be at Perth with the Lords in which case twill be the middle of next month before youll be at Liberty; Archie is by me who has so many demands every minute I dont know a word I am writing so My Dearest Life adieu GC
I shall hope to hear from you when you get to Forglen.

Campbell, Grace (1722-1783) née Stewart, Lady, wife of John Campbell, Lord Stonefield, daughter of James, 2nd Earl of Bute