Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him.
And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.
It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.
Our private property must be sacrificed.