I remained with my family
on Clench until the sixth of June,1774, when I and one Michael Stoner were solicited by Governor Dunmore, of Virginia, to go to the Falls of the Ohio, to conduct into the settlement a number of surveyors that had been sent thither by him some months before; this country having about this time drawn the attention of many adventurers.
He had gone all to ruin with the drink, however, and lost his power; one of his sons, who was a good man, had kept him and the family
up for a year or two, but then he had got sick with consumption.
She seemed to sink, at once, into the bosom of the family
, and take the little ones into her heart, as something for which it long had waited.
Vanstone further explained that she had perhaps been the more inclined to adopt it through having been always accustomed, in her early days, to see the captain living now upon one member, and now upon another, of her mother's family
If my family
are at length sensible of the deprivation to which their own conduct has, in the past, exposed them, and now desire to extend the hand of fellowship, let it not be repulsed.
I searched, ransacked, counted, calculated a thousand and a thousand times the income and expenditure of the family
for three hundred years.
You may depend upon it, that they will move in the first set in Bath this winter, and as rank is rank, your being known to be related to them will have its use in fixing your family
let me say) in that degree of consideration which we must all wish for.
The very next day, I asked the lady who kept the books at the hotel whether she knew of any family
that could take me to board and give me the benefit of their conversation.
To the fortune of a wife, the goodness of my own will make me indifferent, but her family
and character must be equally unexceptionable.
Under such conditions no RAPPROCHEMENT was to be looked for, and an utter indifference, founded at best on ignorance, took the place of family
affection--even on community of interests.
And though he had to be loaded with lands and gold and made an ancestor of dukes, the elf-shaped ear is still recurrent in the family
Branches of your family
held manors over all this part of England; their names appear in the Pipe Rolls in the time of King Stephen.