The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Louisa Cheveley to Mary Hamilton

Cheveley (née Nevin), Louisa Laetitia

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Cheveley to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to the Royal Family and her position as sub-governess. Cheveley reports that 'their R[oyal] H[ighnesses] arrived very safe' and were received by the King and Queen. There were '4 coaches and six filled with such Beautiful beings'. The evening was spent walking on the Terrace and at 9 o'clock the whole family returned to the Queen's House. She notes that everyone is pleased with the improvements at the Queen's House.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>At a dinner at the Castle, Cheveley reports that the three oldest princesses and the four oldest princes were part of the party. She confesses that she was a little upset that her dear Prince Ernest was not there. Cheveley advises Hamilton to take courage as she has sad news. Hamilton's friend Miss Goldsworthy sat next to Baron Halvertslaben(?) and according to Princess Mary, made a 'conquest' of him. According to Cheveley Princess Mary herself has the ability to captivate and conquer all who she meets as there 'never was a child so consummate in the arts of pleasing'.</p>

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