The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Joshua Iremonger to John Dickenson

Iremonger, Joshua

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Joshua Iremonger to John Dickenson, on the subject of his health, with news on his family and on William Pitt. He writes that he approves in general of Pitt’s measures and wishes him to ‘continue [as] minister’, some of his friends are concerned over the ‘frequent alarms of War’. He writes that France is our main danger and whilst that country is unsettled we should concern ourselves ‘with lessoning our immense debt’ particularly as now we are in a position to do this. Iremonger quotes the ‘new sinking fund [which] redeems £170,000’ each annum.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Iremonger also writes on his health and notes that if he had not been advised not to bathe in warm water that he would have visited Buxton and would have been able to call on Hamilton there.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Curzon Street [London].</p>

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