The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Sir 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 and his mother and sister have arrived safely at Courteenhall after a journey of two days. Lady Wake was upset at first entering the house [after the death of her husband] but had composed herself after a quarter of a hour but the distress has greatly affected his sister, Charlotte. Wake is worried about increasing Lady Wake's grief by remembering things his father had done and said and 'former scenes'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wake writes that when Hamilton and her husband visit that Dickenson must bring his horses and gun for sport but that he need not bring any dogs unless he wishes it as he has 'plenty of every species'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Courteenhall [near Northampton].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 24.</p>

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