The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Jean Baptiste Louis Georges Seroux d'Agincourt to Mary Hamilton

Seroux d'Agincourt, Jean Baptiste Louis Georges

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from [Jean Baptiste Louis Georges Seroux] d’Agincourt to Mary Hamilton. He thanks her for the souvenirs that she has continued to send to his home in Paris, but asks if she has received his letter from July the previous year. He has heard that she has left Court and everything connected with it and hopes that there is nothing that has upset her and forced her to make this move away. If her decision has been swayed by her wise and moderate desires then he applauds her decision; as she knows, he made the same move after serving a family in England for twenty five years. He describes how he left his job and his fortune to live in freedom with his paintings and his books and that, in this life, he would have found perfect happiness, has loss not blighted this happiness. He hopes that loss will never affect Hamilton in this way, but goes on to say that solace can be found in work and making use of ones talents. He assures her that he is always there should she need to confide in someone. He asks her to send any replies to his letter to the French Minister Cardinal de Chernis in Rome up until October, and after that to address any letters to Paris.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Rome, [Italy].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 6.</p>

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