James Edward Austen Evelyn — AugstAugust 19th - 1809 —

Dearest Madam,

How can words expreſs the poignancy of my feelings! Our Maria, our beloved Maria is no more, she breathed her last, on Saturdaythe 12th of Augst -August  I see you now in anagony of grief lamenting not yourown, but my loſs – Rest satisfied Iam happy, poſseſsed of my lovely Sarahwhat more can I wish for? —

 I remain

respectfully Yours

F. Frederick Gower

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