<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Hope to Mary Hamilton. This is a long autobiographical letter, which Hope wrote whilst in 'confinement' for debt. He begins with the date of his marriage which he describes as being the commencement of his 'misfortunes'. In the letter Hope asks Hamilton to write a letter of support on his behalf to Lord Hope.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>On the back of the sheet Hamilton has written 'This Paper to be preserved and return[e]d to the author, if demanded by him'.</p>
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