Sulyard Letter 1740s
Edward Sulyard's way of life was probably the major cause of his legal separation from his wife in 1748. As early as 1743 his friend N Phipps refers to his mistress and his wife's attitude to his infidelities. In this letter Sarah Sulyard reproaches her son about his adultery, asking him to consider how he would regard his wife should she behave as he does. Apart from the subject matter the letter is interesting for its extremely unusual phonetic spelling. Click on the links to see a transcript of the first part of the letter and then the same extract in modern spelling.
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