<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. The letter predominantly relates to Frederick Hamilton's attempts to gain advancement in the church. He informs his niece that he has received a letter from Lady Stormont with news of her attempt to influence Lord Carlisle on his behalf, an attempt which he describes as 'a very feeble effort' which 'merited no other answer from L[or]d Carlisle than what it produced'. His hopes for advancement came only from the King and he believes that Lord Stormont has changed his opinion with regard to his memorial (see HAM/1/4/1/16), and that he now informs him that ecclesiastical preferments are not part of his department, which Frederick Hamilton interprets as Lord Stormont refusing to help him. He is reconciled to his situation and notes that at least he cannot reproach himself that his lack of advancement is a result of indolence on his part.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter reports on family matters, on his house in Dublin and on his daughter, Mrs Stratford, whose marriage causes him a great deal of distress.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Sackville Street [Dublin].</p>
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