<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Maria Rundell to Mary Hamilton, conveying general news of family and friends. Rundell reports that Mrs Talbot has just that morning given birth to a girl and is well.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Rundell also writes on the books she has been reading. She currently is reading Goldsmith’s Roman Histories and has recently finished a number of works written in French.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She notes that Bath is changing and expanding and that a Mr Poultney ‘has formed a plan for building a thousand houses in Bathweek Fields’ and that the foundation stone for one of the streets was laid the previous week. She notes that the Corporation has petitioned Parliament for the sum of fifty thousand pounds ‘for making the road from the upper town to the pump rooms of Bath’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news of the Rundell family, specifically Mrs Rundell’s health.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Bath.</p>
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