Amelia Opie to Unknown: 17 October 1841


Lady’s Lane 10th Mo 17th 1841


Dear friend

I have not been quite well during the last three days or I should have again endeavoured to see thee & thy expected guests at thy own home —

Today I meant to call in my way from my aunt’s[1] after Meeting but the weather forced me to give up my usual call on her


I hope ^thy parents, & thyself> will not stand on ceremony, but allow me to fix with thee an evening for seeing them, & thee here —

Tomorrow I am engaged to dine out –but on 3rd day (Tues) the 19th or Wed the 20th I should be glad of your company at 7’ clock if you be not better engaged.

I did not hear what answer to send to thy note received at Northepps Where I could not be of the <use inclined> nor, when I returned did I feel myself able to further the lecturers views either by attending his lectures myself or recommending them to others though well disposed to grant a request of thine —

Kind greetings to my old friend <thy father>

Believe me

Truly thy friend,

A Opie


Source: King and Pierce

Address: None

Postmark: None

[1] Elizabeth Alderson (1753/4-1848), maiden aunt of Amelia Opie