108. Elizabeth Glover to Robert Bloomfield, 10 May 1803*
Honington May 10th 1803
My Dear Son
I cannot express the comfort your kindness gives me. But my dear Child, if your affairs succeed ever so well, I hope I shall never be so burdensome to you as you generously propose and my dear, you know I have a Husband, and a House to live in, and as long as I am able to do for myself I cannot think of living so encroaching; As long as I am in the situation I am now, I should think a third part of your proposal a great income. If I had the value of half a Guinea in a month or two months, at my own disposal I should think myself rich.
It is true I live by poor neighbours, but I hope you have no objection to that, nor think I shall hurt myself to help them, for I certainly will not, and I hope their living here will be no offence to anyone, the woman behaves very well to me and is willing always, to do anything for me. If I am not well, or want to go out, I have the same done as if I was at home.
I hope you will put yourself to no sort of inconvenience on my account, though I should be heartily glad to see you when it suits. I sincerely thank you for what I have received. My kind love to your Wife and Children; and to Nat and Charlotte, and Children.
I thank God I am much better, only rather weak; pray let me hear from you when you write to George.