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. The letter relates to financial issues resulting from the death of Mrs Holman, including her own wishes and discussions with Mr Holman. Frederick Hamilton refused to talk to Mr Holman on finance without his first acknowledging receiving '£4000 in part of the portion I proposed to give my daughter'. Hamilton paid him £2111 further, the 'balance of £6000 her portion which depended solely upon my verbal agreement with him', as he would never sign a contract with Holman. This figure represents the full figure that he can expect, and Frederick believes that his own conduct was so unexpected to Mr Holman that he was surprised, but he still hoped for a further settlement. Frederick refused, and Mr Holman asked if he could write to him, and again Frederick refused, stating that he could communicate any proposal there and then. Happily, 'all connexion between us is now totally at an end'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Bath.</p>

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