30 December 1751

31. Celia Doddridge in Northampton to her mother, Mercy Doddridge, at the Waughs in London, 30 December 1751 [sent with the previous letter.] [f. 40]

My Dear Mamma

I am extreamly glad to hear you are well & Shall rejoice when you come home for indeed I long to see you,

I am at a loss what to say to my, Dear Mama but give me leave to wish you a good journey home my sisters are so busy a writing that thay cant assist me

I am very glad to hear Miss Ekins is well and that her Company is so agreeable to you I beg my best complements to her & to good Mr Neal.

Accept Dear Mamma this short Epistle tis my own performance therefore I hope you will excuse if all that I can say more is that I think my self very happy in so good a Mamma and am

Your very Dutiful Daughter

Celia Doddridge

PS Brothers Duty, Mr Clayton desires his best compliments

Address: To | Mrs Doddridge | at Mr Waughs | at ye Turk’s Head | in Lombard Sheet | London

Postmark: illegible

Note on address page: dear Polly & Ceialy | Dec ye 30 1751 [in Mercy Doddridge's hand]