Elizabeth Freke’s remembrances
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Elizabeth Freke’s remembrances book
August 15 And on my looking a little melancholy on some past refl ections, he fancied it was my want of money; and my dear father, without saying a word to me, went up into his closet and brought me down presently in two bags two hundred pounds, which £200 he charged me to keep private from my husband’s knowledge and buy needles and pins 8 with it. This was very kind in my father; and which the very next post I informed Mr Freke of, who presently found a use for it. But I, that had not two and twenty shillings from my husband in the last two and twenty months I were in Ireland with my son, kept it for my own use. Which with more my father had given me and the interest, all which made up eight hundred pounds, [Mr Freke] took from me the year after my son married and so left me at Bilney a beggar again.