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

Hamilton, William, Sir

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Sir William Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. He congratulates Mary on her marriage to Mr Dickenson. Sir William notes that Dickenson is a lucky man as he knows of no other woman that will make as good a wife as she and if he were not her uncle he may have proposed to her himself.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>He writes of Hamilton joking about his proposing to Lady C [Lady Clarges] He assures her that he did not mean to, though she thought he had, and declared that she had no intention of marrying again. He acknowledges that his situation at the moment is ‘desolate’ and if she had wished to marry he may have done so.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>He reports on his life in Naples. When the Royal Court is in the City Sir William lives with their Majesties but when they are away his time is quite dull.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Naples [Italy].</p>

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