<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from William Wake to Mary Hamilton. He writes from Northampton where he notes that he now has more time to spend writing as Mr Carter [possibly his tutor] has now gone to Cambridge. Wake had visited Brighton the week before with his father where he met with many friends and had 'a great deal of genteel company'. On their return to Northampton they had an assembly where he notes he had the good fortune 'to engage the handsomest Lady' in the room and was the envy of all the gentlemen. Wake continues to describe how he was introduced to the Lady. Wake updates Hamilton on what he has been doing since they last met which included going on a fishing party. He notes that his mother has received a letter from Hamilton in which she gives details of one of her admirers but she would not reveal the name. Wake ends his letter by noting that he will provide a more detailed account of himself in conversation when he next sees her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 18.</p>
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