The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Charlotte, Princess Royal, to Mary Hamilton

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Charlotte, Princess Royal, to Mary Hamilton. She hopes that Hamilton finds Eastbourne enchanting and notes that she has been behaving well since she has been away. Charlotte writes that she has had a great deal of amusement since Hamilton's departure including going to town for tea, she watched a firework being set off, played at cards, visited General Carpenter's Regiment in London with her mother and she saw the Duke of Gloucester 'with whom I am quite delighted'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She reported in passing the news of the taking of Charleston in South Carolina. [The siege of Charleston was one of the major battles near to the end of the American War for Independence. The City surrendered to the British in May 1780].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Charlotte ends her letter thanking Hamilton for her gift 'which I have at this time round my neck'.</p>

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