Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Princess Elizabeth to Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Princess Elizabeth to Mary Hamilton. She writes an account of what she has been doing since Mary Hamilton has been away from her. She reports that for the first night she sat with the Queen and worked, whilst on the second they played 'commers' [the card game 'Commerce']. She continues to talk of acquaintances, Lady Holderness [Mary Doublet (1721-1801), Mary Holdernesse, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte], whom she likes, and Lady Wamouth [sic] [Lady Elizabeth Cavendish-Bentinck, Viscountess Weymouth, who was one of Queen Charlotte's Ladies of the Bedchamber at this date], whom she does not. Elizabeth asks Hamilton to tell Ernest [Prince Ernest (1771-1851), 5th son of George III, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover] that she longs to see him and that she will write to him.</p>


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