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Royal Tunbridge Wells
came, and took occasion soon after to begin a conversation with me, by enquiring after you.
Mrs. Montagu to her Husband.1 Tunbridge Wells, Tuesday morn, 30 June, 1759.
I had a very agreeable journey hither, but found my present lodging too small to receive the maids who are to come in the post chaise, so cannot send for them till Lady Fitzwilliam is well enough to leave Dr. Morley's. I can give but little account of Tunbridge as yet. I drank ye waters at ye well this morning, and have now taken leave of ye Walks until to­morrow as this fine weather will be better spent in an airing than on the Pantiles. . . . Ld Bath was on ye Walks and Genl. Pulteney and Mr. and Mrs. Torriano and Mr. Massiotz. Many of the ladies are too lazy to come down in a morning, and these that do come to ye Well are an hour later than when I was here last. . . . People are in great spirits about our victory in Germany. I shall not send for ye maids till ye end of the week at soonest. I believe not before Monday. I have got ye smallest lodging I ever saw, if the windows
1 From the original letter (hitherto unpublished) in the possession of A. M. Broadley, Esq.
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