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Letter to Manne Brown (Mannevillette Elihu Dearing Brown) in New York from his sister Ellen (Brown) at Langollen. Aunt Mary has finally returned home from New York, after a delay of a few weeks. She had to take two boats, the Middlesex and the Heroine, because of bad weather. The main point of the letter is to tell her brother of a money problem Mary had with the home she sold in New York, which Charles was helping her manage, and an unpaid mortgage sum of 300$ which was supposed to be in the bank (George Brown informed them it was) but which George used up. So when they went to use it, the drafts got returned and it was embarassing and distasteful for Mary and Charles. Ellen is asking if they can borrow the money from Manne until they can pay him back, and that he doesn't tell George or Corinna that she has arranged this.