The Goodliffe Family of Nottingham
The Story of My Life - The original, handwritten version of the Memoirs of Arnold
upon my mind that I resolved by God’s help I never would get drunk. I am
thankful to have been enabled to keep my resolution. I have been nearly 56
years an abstainer.
Thomas, my eldest brother born 1795 was a very active intelligent youth, very
useful in business, and very devoted to his mother. On account of my
father’s feebleness, he very early in life took the chief management of the
farm and by his energy and judgement he was successful in his business
transactions. In 1816 he had been very laboriously working on the farm land,
when he had finished it and the spring sowing he felt a rest was necessary.
He decided to take a holiday at Kings Lynn at an Aunt’s, a sister of our
Mother’s who had married a Mr. Marshall, one of the
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