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Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to Mr John Campbell Sheriff Depute Forfarshire at Forfar concerning family news and society gossip

To Mr John Campbell
Sheriff Depute
At Forfar

My Dearest Jewel this is wrote just after my coming from being a spectator of the Masons procession; ev’ry body in Town was at the windows of any fashion; & all the rest upon the street. I never saw such a Multitude; I walk’d in to yr Lodging, & from thence took a Chair to Mrs Campbell aughline who askd me to her House to see the ceremony, Mr & Mrs Campbell B[?] was there &c; they marchd in vast form, George Fraser had the whole direction of it. I had a salute from Lady [?] who was in a window fronting the cross; all with me thank God are very well, & all of them by turns speak [document damaged] Papa; Missie & archie often ask when Papa [document damaged] Forfa [sic] as they call it ; write me my dearest [document damaged] have been all this time & don’t be disingenuous [document damaged] are from my most beloved moitié yrs a [document damaged]
I was invited out to drink the Duke of Buchlues [sic] health at Caroline Park, but Sent my apology not having any Body that would leave Town to day to go in the Chaise, & I thought the folks without a Sharer was too much for me adieu My Dearest Life.

Lady Grace Campbell

Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to John Campbell (no address) concerning family illness and news

To Mr Campbell

As I thought My Dearest you might be anxious to hear further about the Children I write again by this post to let you know Jack is quite recovered; archie got his Physick yesterday & is very merry and hearty tho indeed his couler [sic] & thiness [sic] makes me uneasy the heat in his hands & foulness of the Tongue is the same as yet; I don’t know what effects the mercury and Rhubarb may have after this; I do nothing hardly but gad about, yesterday I was in Town both Morning & afternoon, the first part of the day seeing my Br, & in the afternoon was at Mrs Campbell Finabs etc: so much more I can do with a companion than without one, for Miss Jenny and I visit together if we miss one place we meet in the next visit I was in hopes to have had My Br here to day to dinner but he has so much bisness he could not come but said he’d come some time to day, or let me know that I might come & see him, he has askd about you often when you are to be here, & how you do, & where you go as all [?] occurrd at different times: he was vastly good and sweet as could be. I hope you are well & am my dearest yrs
Grace Campbell

I believe my dr you need
not look out for a nursery
maid as I think of getting one
I know here.

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 of Stonefield, Cowgate, Edinburgh, concerning domestic news.

To Mr John Campbell Advocate
At his House in the Cowgate, Edinburgh
Thursday July 4th [1754]

Last night I took my usual post day walk to the foot of the avenue, & was so fortunate there My Dear Sweet Life as to receive yrs of tuesday, which gave me the higher pleasure as I had entertain’d some secret apprehensions about your expedition to Cranston from what reason I don’t know, unless it was from the fear of your engaging with a rash driver or a viscious [sic] Horse, which two things were neither of them impossible, and to a timorous mind very probable; tho’ I know my Dearest Jewel you won’t thank me for taking such a Burden upon me; Im heartily glad to hear of Mrs Campbell Finab’s happy Dilivery [sic]; poor Black Betty has ended her days; while Whitestone was at London, she miscarried 3 or four months gone with Child, & in that condition catch’d cold, which immediately fell upon her Lungs, & has hurried her out of the world in a Gallopping [sic] consumption; the poor man is in great concern; her being with Child gave him vast pleasure, so blindly do short sighted mortals often wish for things that prove in the end their greatest misfortunes; from the experience of which, we should all of us learn to submit our own wills intirely [sic] to that of our unerring Maker, because we May generally observe (as Mr Young says) our very Wishes, give us not our Wish; so much my beloved Moitié for serious considerations; none I am sure has fewer wishes left them, than my self, such infinite reason have I with the utmost thankfulness to acknowledge the peculiar kindness of indulgent Heaven, in the favourable disposition of my Lot - Sir James & Lady Ellan were here last night after having replaced Master at School, Miss Semple, yr Sister Jenny, & I go to Rosedu the beginning of next week, & the week after (if it please God) to Halkhead where I hope My Dearest Life to meet you, the very first of the last week in Jully [sic]; you promised me at parting to return the third week of this month, which I have most impatiently long’d for, and kept an exact account of ev’ry day; if you please My Dearest to enclose to me one or two more of those bits of paper you gave me at parting, in case any unlook’d for expences [sic] may cast up when I’m upon My expeditions from Home. I had a long letter yesterday from my Sister Ruthven, who in the kindest manner bids me remember her to you; Rossie was often with my Br Mackenzie while at London & was to see my Br Bute, who he thinks not at all well, & his Spirits sadly Sunk; youll order Nanny Macgrigor here My Dr the minute you leave Town, for the Nurse wants of all things to be Home, indeed I cant blame her, as the Queen should not keep me so long from My Husband, & she seems to have a great tenderness for hers than is at all common among the country people; we all of us long to hear good [? Document damaged] of Lady Banff; Lady Balgony I fancy is near her reckoning [? Document damaged]. My compts & good wishes attend them both; our little folks are both in quite good health, Archie says papa very often & always looks in the mean time to me with a conscious little laugh, expecting approbation; when he is angry he thrashes all about him, & scolds like anything; The Bailie of Kintires Wife and Daughter are here just now, we have had a good deal of rain here, the Hay in the Avenue is mostly cut down but none in yet; in the clover Park hs been all in above a week, except a little that the rain keeps out yet; Miss Betty begs youll send her Stockings directly by the Carrier to Glasgow. She sets out next week for [?] I forwarded yr letter to the Sheriff the same day I receiv’d it; he leaves Inverary [sic] for Kilhamack tomorrow. Remember me my dr to Ld [?], Ld Banff and good Lady Charles’s Family. & believe My dearest most beloved Moitié you have in me a sincerely fond and faithful little Wify. GC.
Do my dear get me some franks from Mr Kerr.

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 of Stonefield, Cowgate, Edinburgh, concerning domestic news

To Mr Campbell Advocate at his house in the Cowgate

I write this my Dearest Life from Halkhead where we arrived in perfect safety about an hour ago; & as the Horses are to be some part of the way to night I shall detain them no longer than to tell you My Dearest Jewel that I received your last by yesterdays post as to my Brothers reserve at meeting ’tis nothing more than common, for 'tis the greatest fault almost he has, that of a great shiness [sic] at first but it goes off after a little; what should occasion it to you I can not find out for what ever fault they may find with me for not mailing their agreement that has no concern with you, & I should take it very ill I must own did that reserve continue; I left the dr [dear] little folks in quite good health, yr Mama complains again of her arm but I hope it will soon be well; I have given Finlay a crown to defray his travelling charges the above he will count for; I enclose a line of Miss Rosses to Mr Cozie the shoemaker which be so good my dearest to send by James, & let him bring the answer; O.’ I long more and more for yr arrival the nearer the time comes, take care my Dear Life of the Horse you ride it scars [sic] a good deal especially with hard ridding [sic]; all here remember you, & I remain a jamais yours. My Dear Life, adieu
Jully [sic] 25th

Letter from Lady Grace Campbell to John Campbell of Stonefield, Sheriff Depute of Angus Shire, at Perth, concerning family news.

To John Campbell Esq
Sheriff Depute of Angus Shire
at Perth
M. McMillan

My Dearest Life
I received yrs by this days post which is the third I have had; the other two I answerd by the same post they came to me. We are tollerably [sic] well here, Archie however since Tuesday the day I wrote last has had these heats & colds as before with a foulness in his tongue but he is very [?] & eats well enough, I thought indeed as he had been a week free of any complaints & lookd so well that all his disorder was removed, he is now paler again as he used to be; the Doctor saw him yesterday & is to give him the second doze of the Rhu: [rhubarb] & Mercury, & thinks that, with the [?] of the [?] & goats milk, will restore him quite; the sops is left off for a little; poor little Jackie has been drooping these two or three days, he has one tooth yet not quite out, if ’tis that, or a slow fever, or measles I don't know, but there is something hangs about him, the other two are quite well & we think it only teeth ails Jack; I beg my dr youll send the order on the bank, both for Cash to me and payment of yr Sisters acct [account] to Mrs Seton, I see they think it odd yr doing otherwise. I have been making great inquiry about a Maid for the Nursery, but [document damaged] none with tollerable [sic] character so I wish if any [document damaged] Ladies in Angus could recommend one from [document damaged] that they would do it their vices here are almost [document damaged] I want one that could keep Jack & was fit to wean [document damaged] young child who could sow [sic] their cloths [sic] well, & wash [document damaged] iron; & perfectly good natured. the one who Mrs [document damaged] engaged at Levenside she writes was engaged tho I don't know what she can mean for the same letter that mentiond peggies being to go to Levenside desired the one Mrs Campbell had got for the children to be hired for us. Do write immediately if you hear of any for I would send for one to some other Country Place without loss of time. My Br Mackenzie I saw for a [?] yesterday, he goes North I believe on Monday. I find Lady Banff is much in the same way that I was but not in so much danger. Many are dying just now of Fevers; if ‘twas as easy to be prepared for next world as to be weand from this one, I should not if twas Gods will care much to be among the number. I hope you are quite well & I am My Dearest yrs - G Campbell.

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 for Forfarshire, at Forfar, concerning family news

To John Campbell Esq
Sheriff Depute Forfarshire
At Forfar

My Dearest Life
Yrs of last saturday I had the pleasure to receive this day & was quite surprised to find you had alter’d your rout [sic], for I imagined you then at Forglen; I do think yr coming would be quite unnecessary [sic] as the 2d of September [letter clearly dated September 25th] is so very near at hand, but I long much to hear how you think of disposing of yr self after that time; I should think if you did not chuse it you might very easily, make out the rest of yr time any other time within the twelve month, at least so evry Body tells me. Its very little minded now when or how long the Sheriffs stay in their jurisdiction. Archie keep his Spirits still very well, but has lost a great deal of his flesh, & his looseness proves very obstinate, the Doctor ordered him vomit last Sunday, & has given him every [document damaged] that is most binding, boild [sic] bread and milk he has been taking morning and night but now [document damaged] sours upon his Stomack [sic] & the doctor has sent [document damaged] kind of mixture to give him morning and evening. I [document damaged] it may have a good effect; Sandy poor little man has never recoverd his looks and Spirit, but they say tis common for some Children to grow dull for some time after weaning; Lady Leviston and Miss were here to tea this afternoon; the Boy is as whole as I could make him for I had him throw the Talour & Coblers [through the tailor and cobbler’s] hands & have renew’d his stockings; the Court is pretty free of any Dirty thing, but I think the Gardiner quite neglects the weeding of it this season; I long for your next & remain My Dearest
Toujours la Meme
Grace Campbell
September 25th

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