The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Charlotte Finch to Princess Elizabeth

Finch (née Fermor), Charlotte, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Charlotte Finch to Princess Elizabeth [seventh child of George III and Queen Charlotte, (1770-1840)] written from Caldas in Portugal. She notes that her daughter, Mrs Fielding, is at last safe with her in Caldas. She is well 'after all her frights'. Charlotte notes that Miss Goldsworthy has informed her that Elizabeth is situated in the lower lodge which, she believes, must be a 'delightful habitation'. She continues that she expects Windsor to be in 'great festivity, preparing to celebrate the 3 happy Days of the 12th 16th and 21st of this month'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She writes of her sons continued recovery and that she will have to get passage home on a neutral ship. She finishes her letter by asking about the various Royals and notes that it must have given the King and Queen great pleasure to see the Princess Royal's 'first appearance at the Ball on the Birth Day' and that she is sorry to have missed this herself.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Caldas, [Portugal].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 14.</p>

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