The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Hamilton to Sir William Hamilton

Hamilton, Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Hamilton to Sir William Hamilton. Mary writes that she was too shocked and upset to send her Uncle an immediate response to his letter informing her of the death of her Aunt. Mary mourns the death of Lady Hamilton greatly. She writes that she was 'attach[e]d to her by the liveliest gratitude for the kind consideration she treated me with even from my earliest days of recollection'. She weeps for the loss of a woman she loved and she feels for Sir William. She notes that the King and Queen 'have expressed themselves in the kindest manner upon this Melancholy Subject', and spoke of Lady Hamilton in 'the highest terms of commendation'. They had expressed a desire to read the letter Sir William had sent her, after reading which they expressed how much they felt for him.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Mary Hamilton requests that her Uncle send her at his first opportunity some item which belonged to her Aunt. She writes, 'indulge me in this Weakness [...] an old letter Case, a drawing, anything that was hers'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Windsor.</p>

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