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 describes his frustrations in Plymouth on R[3]C30 September, visiting the Marine Barracks on Muster Day, so that he cannot hear 'a very fine Band of Music much boasted of', having to wait for a place on the mail coach to Bath as the best way to get to Clifton, and then missing another coach. He asks that their daughter Louisa send him £5, as he is low on funds. He discusses a conversation the previous evening about water excursions on the River Plym, before narrating his visit to Mount Edgcumbe earlier that day (see HAM/1/2/53). He also describes a massive breakwater under construction across Plymouth Sound.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 15.</p>


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