In May 1692, Queen Mary reproached her sister Anne, princess of Denmark, for keeping Sarah, countess of Marlborough, as a companion at court despite Lord Marlborough’s fall from grace, and commanded her to send her friend away. The queen’s letter ended:

I know this will be uneasie to you, & I am sorry for it, & tis very much so to me, to say all this to you for I have all the real kindness imaginable for you, as sisters ought, that is, not only like Relations, but like friends, & as such I did think to write to yu for I would have made my self believe your kindness for her made yu forget that yu ow’d the king and me … I have told it you plainly, but withal assure you that … my kindness is so great, I can...

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