The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Hope to Mrs Mary Catherine Hamilton (née Dufresne)

Hope, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Hope to Mary Hamilton's mother, relating to Hope's intentions towards Mary. He notes his affection for Mary, explaining that he imagined Mrs Hamilton could have no objection other than his lack of fortune. He notes that both Mary's and her mother's behaviour has changed towards him, and he wonders why. He believes that Mrs [name censored] had told Mrs Hamilton that she was acting wrongly in trusting Hamilton in his company. The letter continues on Hope's intentions towards Mary, assuring Mrs Hamilton that if she has any concerns, he will understand if he receives no further invitations to her home.</p>

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