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, relating to a dispute over a jointure. Dickenson writes of a Mrs Paynter and the arrangements to be made between her and her eldest son about a property. The son refuses to grant his mother a lease of the house: he wants her to rely on his honour as to the value. There is a dispute between the two as to the value of the property -- the son 'values the premium at six times as much as she thinks it worth'. Dickenson notes that this has caused uncertainty and needs to be cleared up 'if she is to leave this place'. Dickenson continues the letter with general news of his friends and the area.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 11.</p>


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