Wednesday, April 01, 2009

28Jun1865, Althorp Pays Uncle Spencer's Debts

LONDON, June 28th, 1865.
—Ball at Auntie P.'s. to meet the Prince of Wales. I had to go, which I didn't like without my Fred, but it was amusing. Refused stoutly to dance with Mr. Ashley ! Saw poor Aunt Henrietta there : one doesn't know how she has the heart to go out ; for Uncle Spencer has had one of his turf smashes, and though kind, good Althorp has paid, he is to go abroad for an indefinite time, partly to be out of the way of (English) betting, partly with a chance of finding something to do. We much fear that they have settled to live apart, she remaining in England ; so terribly wrong.

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