The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from William Wake to Mary Hamilton

Wake, William, 9th Baronet

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from William Wake to Mary Hamilton. He has the pleasure of sending Hamilton a few lines although she may consider his letters uninteresting, especially as they are written 'from this place' where days are passed in the same 'uniform manner without any adventure or circumstance to distinguish them'. Wake relies on Hamilton's good nature to read his letters when she considers that in thinking of her and writing to her is now his only comfort.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wake writes of news of family and friends. His family are settled till November [location is not provided] which Wake is pleased with excepting that his mother wanted to spend the Summer at Courteenhall. His father is suffering from gout and is determined to go somewhere for the Summer for his health. Wake has 'no doubt but that his Resolution will end with his pain' and wishes that he would do something as 'it is really shocking to see so young a man so cruelly tormented'. The letter continues with Wake writing about missing Hamilton and that he loves and admires her and asks that she excuse him as his 'Heart is young and Warm, it causes me beyond the Bounds of Reason and Sense'. Wake thanks her for her constant good advice and asks that she writes to him when she gets the opportunity.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 13.</p>

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