Amelia Opie to Unknown: 5 April 1844


Dear friends,

It is very long since I ventured to solicit your votes for the London Orphan Asylum, & perhaps I should have hesitated to do so now, had I not been most particularly interested in the success of the present applicant-

He is on both both sides, the great nephew of <some> of the dearest friends of my youth, nay of my childhoods, who, by the ill conduct of their nearest relations were so reduced in circumstances, that they were in their old age supported chiefly by charity. The mother of this lad is a very worthy, & industrious woman & it would be a great help to her if she succeeds in her present application-

It is for the election in the 1st month 1845 that we are soliciting votes, not for the 6th month

thinking that the best place.

Please to excuse my troubling you again but your past kindnesses have emboldened be to do so

Believe me

Your grateful & hxxx friend

Amelia Opie

Norwich, 4th Mo 5th 1844


Source: King and Pierce

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