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Written by TimLee
(3/16/2009 11:30 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "He hasn't yet heard Mr Morland's financial arrangements..&q, penned by MarianneR
.. is the way my paperback copy has it in English. It's not a very common syntax nowadays, but also not an entirely archaic way of saying it. Most English speakers would recognize what it means, I think. (I don't know if similar sentence structure would work in other languages; apparently your translator thought the German version needed the clarification of adding the word "letter".)
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