The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Fisher to Mary Hamilton

Fisher, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Fisher to Mary Hamilton, relating to Fisher's wife and news of the Royal family and friends at Windsor. Mrs Fisher is looking forward to meeting Hamilton and they are to come to London in Spring although they have not taken a house as he has not the finance at the time. Fisher notes that although his wife's father is very wealthy, he has given them 'little or nothing' and that he has more love for his money than for his daughter'. He describes his wife as 'all goodness' and that she does everything in her power to make amends for her father.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Fisher notes that he has received a visit from Hamilton's friend, Mrs Delany who wished him to tell her that she loves her as much as ever but is unable to write herself. He notes that Frances Burney often makes enquires on Hamilton and notes that she is 'upon very distant terms with poor Madam S [Scwellenberg] whose constant state of ill health cannot but sower her temper'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Writing about the Royal princes, Fisher notes that Prince Frederick is 'I am sorry to say it, quite drawn into the Vortex of pleasure & follows hard the steps of his elder brother'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news on the Bishop of Ferns, William Prestion and with improvements and refurbishments at Windsor </p>

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