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Written by bridget d
(4/9/2013 1:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Cash poor or just unable to dispose of any property?, penned by kathleen (elder)
He is not "cash poor". What JA is saying is that all his fortune is this one estate, which brings in a very good income but which is entailed on a distant cousin (so it can't be sold or cut up and it cold go right away from the Bennets at any moment). He does not have any other money or disposable property that he can use for dowries for his daughters and as Mrs B had only £4k, she did not bring in enough money to give them reasonable dowries.
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