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|Emma is heiress of 30,000 pounds (ch 16)
Written by Graciela
(4/6/2008 10:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Speaking of old maids..., penned by MarianneR
Even if Hartfield went to a male relative, she will have the money. The custom of JA times was to invest it at an annual interest of 4 or 5%; that means that Emma will have 1200 or 1500 pounds a year; enough to live well.
(Just to compare costs: in P&P six persons live well with 2000 pounds a year)
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