Again: those nobles who had seen the coming storm in time, and anticipating plunder or confiscation, had made provident remittances to Tellson’s, were always to be heard of there by their needy brethren.
There are no more uses of "brethren" in the book.
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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.