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Letter in which a young man writes to his cousin to describe his journey from his cousin's home in Maidstone to London, via Margate. The journey took him nine hours.
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London 8th Sept 1823
My dear Cousin
My father received your letter & I am much obliged for your kind invitation to Langley. I am sorry to say that as the Tea Sale is going on at present, I cannot come next week, but should it be convenient to you I can come on Monday next. If it is not convenient to you, I will think you to write to me, but if it is, you need not write, & you may therefore expect me on Monday next. I shall come by the Maidstone Coach, which sets off at 1/2 past 6 o'clock in the morning, & so walk to Langley, for I should prefer walking after riding. My Father & Mother send Love to yours.
& believe me to remain
Your Affectionate Cousin
P.S. I shall not expect to hear from you unless it is inconvenient; therefore you may expect me on Monday
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