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Written by Tracy W
(9/20/2005 1:30 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Single Fathers w/ Unmarried Daughters, penned by BarbaraB
However, I think I can say that the Elliot daughters are unlikely to be tossed into the hedgerows. Mary Musgrove and Lady Russell could be relied on to take them in, and it is highly possible that the marriage settlement between Sir Walter and Lady Elliot included the setting aside of some money for any children of the marriage. Lawyers at that time appeared to be happy to consider all sorts of outcomes such as wastrel husbands and selfish stepmothers in second marriages.
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