Summary

A shopkeeper at the New Exchange.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Mrs Smith was a sempstress in a mercer's shop in the New Exchange, Strand. (L&M note.)

Mary   Link to this

Sempstress.

Now, there's an unusual term. It reflects the way that I habitually pronounce the word 'seamstress' but you don't often see it in print.

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