The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mrs Sarah Dickenson (née Chetham) to Mary Hamilton

Dickenson (née Chetham), Sarah

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mrs Sarah Dickenson to Mary Hamilton. Again Mrs Dickenson apologises for being a poor correspondent and thanks Hamilton and her mother for the 'civilities' they have shown to Jack and for their good opinion of him. '[T]he notice you took of him made full amends for the mortifications he suffered from other circumstances in his visit to Northampton'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Mrs Dickenson writes that she is sorry to hear that Hamilton feels uneasy. She notes that Hamilton 'has too much tenderness in your disposition'. 'Dull' and 'insensitive' people have an easier life than sensitive people affected by 'the loss or distress of every Friend in a World where there are so many opportunities to grieve than rejoice'. Mrs Dickenson will forward Hamilton one or two letters of her friend shortly and notes that she wishes she had the ability to describe her friend's character but 'I find myself utterly incapable'. She begs Hamilton if she has talent in this area to exert & improve it' as it is 'both entertaining & useful'.</p>

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