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Letters from England
Elizabeth Davis Bancroft

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This etext was prepared by Jane Duff and proofed by David Price,
email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk from the 1904 Smith, Elder and Co.  edition. 

LETTERS FROM ENGLAND 1846-1849 

LETTER: TO W.D.B.  AND A.B.
LIVERPOOL, October 26, 1846 

My dear sons: Thank God with me that we are once more on TERRA
FIRMA.  We arrived yesterday morning at ten o'clock, after a very
rough voyage and after riding all night in the Channel in a
tremendous gale, so bad that no pilot could reach us to bring us in
on Saturday evening.  A record of a sea voyage will be only
interesting to you who love me, but I must give it to you that you
may know what to expect if you ever undertake it; but first, I must
sum it all up by saying that of all horrors, of all physical
miseries, tortures, and distresses, a sea voyage is the greatest .  .
.  The Liverpool paper this morning, after announcing our arrival

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