Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Dickenson to his wife Mary née Hamilton. He writes of the people in the Oakwood neighbourhood and of his time there. He attended church and noted that the afternoon service was 'crammed' full. He spent some time fishing and his catch was 'commended as delicious'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dickenson also writes of one of his servants. Hamilton had informed him of the death of one of his servants, a Mrs Baldwin, who drowned. He is sorry to hear this, but also notes that she offended him the last time he was home and he 'had walked out of the room as she was too mad to be talked to'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 4.</p>


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