that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunesas unmerited as those I have already experienced,yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill::nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your Daughter; and may the fortitude with whichI have suffered the many afflictions of that mypast Life, prove to her a useful Leſson for thesupport of those mwhich may befall her in herown.


Letter 3d

Laura to Marianne

As the Daughter of my most inti::mate freind I think you entitled to that know::ledge of my unhappy Story, which your Motherhas so often solicited me to give you.

My Father was a native of Ireland& an inhabitant of Wales; my Mother was the

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