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|She was going to be married to CB's brother for her money
Written by Graciela
(9/30/2009 6:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, the first Eliza's (broken) promise, penned by Heather Leigh
At seventeen, she was lost to me for ever. She was married -- married against her inclination to my brother. Her fortune was large, and our family estate much encumbered. And this, I fear, is all that can be said for the conduct of one, who was at once her uncle and guardian.
Col. Brandon's father decided that she married his eldest son, who was going to inherit Delaford; that way her money (as it would be legally her husband's) would serve to pay the debts.
That was why the future Col. and Eliza decided to elope.
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