The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mrs Maria Eliza Rundell (née Ketelby) to Mary Hamilton

Rundell (née Ketelby), Maria Eliza

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Maria Eliza Rundell to Mary Hamilton. She describes her grief at the sad account that Hamilton gave [of the health of Dickenson's father] in her last letter; her husband said that ‘the symptoms of the irruption proved too much, that the brain was injured’. Rundell is sympathetic and notes that her prayers will be for an amendment. She asks Hamilton to send a few lines once or twice a week.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Rundell notes that three of hers and her husband’s friends have been dangerously ill since Hamilton was last in Bath. Two of whom died and the third is expected to die shortly. She herself had been unwell but writes that she nevertheless ‘participates’ in Hamilton's, Dickenson's and his sisters affliction.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Rundell also reports that Mrs Hatton has come to Bath and Mr Rundell has inoculated her little girl against smallpox who is now doing well and will only have about ten smallpox.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Bath.</p>

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