<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. He reconciles himself to never being in a position to gain advancement in the Church. He is now of an age [almost 52] where he feels it would not be beneficial to attempt to influence 'Men in power', as he can offer little in return. He notes that if you were to look at the majority of men who had risen in his field in Ireland over the past few years, then it would seem that 'Birth and liberal sentiments were certain disqualifications' from advancement. He writes that Lady Stormont does not hold him in regard and that her efforts with Lord Carlisle came to nothing. He shall be no further trouble to Lady and Lord Stormont.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter also talks of his affairs in Scotland and the appointment of a new agent, Mr James Balfour, who he will ensure is aware of Hamilton's affairs in Scotland.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Sackville Street [Dublin].</p>
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