The Mary Hamilton Papers : Journal-letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Dickenson, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Journal-letter from John Dickenson to his wife Mary née Hamilton covering the period 15-20 July 1789. The letter relates to Dickenson's time at Bath and his social life while there. Whilst visiting a Mrs Hartley they make reference to the revolution in France. They discussed the 'dreadful situation' in France and Mrs Hartley asked that Dickenson send her a 'petition & summation which their long parliament sent to the King'. He notes that all he can say is that 'it shows the spirit of the people & that their own terms must be complied with – but not with[ou]t an horrible effusion of Blood'. Dickenson also writes of his family and of his intentions of returning to them at the beginning of August.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Queen's Square [Bath].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 8.</p>

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