The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson

Hamilton, Frederick

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson. He thanks Dickenson for paying his son's debts and asks for instructions on where to pay the money back. The letter notes that two dogs have been sent to his house from Taxal and he has no idea why. His son has attempted to sell them but as yet had no success. Frederick has persuaded his son Robert to write to the servant he so 'imprudently engaged' [probably in Taxal] to stop him coming to London and has received a letter from him full of his disappointment. He, with some difficulty, has persuaded his son to tell him the true amount of his debts which 'do not exceed one hundred & thirty pounds', over sixty pounds of which was for telescopes and air pumps. Frederick notes that this is the last time he will pay his son's debts and Robert in future will have to take the consequences of his own actions. He will make him an allowance of £300 per annum and Robert promises to break off all connection with Risman[?]. Robert has expressed his interest in returning to Kiel, Germany, which may be beneficial, as there are no English there and his money would 'go there much further'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Portman Square.</p>

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