The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Dickenson, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Dickenson to his wife Mary née Hamilton. He writes from Buxton where he is visiting for his health and he comments on the death of the Duchess of Atholl. Dickenson believes that bathing will benefit his health. He already feels somewhat better and his pain has eased. Louisa Dickenson and John Dickenson Senior, her grandfather, are also visiting Buxton. Dickenson reports to Hamilton that Louisa 'behaves like an angel'. After bathing, she and her grandfather slept and, as it got light, Dickenson was amused by the two of them whispering together. He hopes that Hamilton will join them the following day. Dickenson writes that he has just read in a newspaper a few minutes earlier of the death of Hamilton's relation the Duchess of Atholl, who was taken ill on the road from Scotland. He knows that this news will give Hamilton some pain.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 11.</p>

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