. At the close of her letter of 2 Jan.
on the infrequency and brevity of his letters to her and threatened to follow his
example; at the same time she expressed the hope that Captain Ober, momentarily expected
in “the publick packet” from France, would bring letters that would assuage her disappointment.
This, however, did not happen, and on 4 Jan. she addressed
“in a Strain of Unhappiness and Complaint” stronger than anything she had said earlier
on his seeming neglect of her. Her letter has not survived, although it is acknowledged
here, again in
's first letter of 20 Feb.
, following, and is mentioned in
's letter to his mother of 20 Feb.