The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Mary Wake (née Fenton) to Mary Hamilton

Wake (née Fenton), Mary, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Wake to Mary Hamilton, relating to the birth of her daughter, Louisa. Lady Wake writes that she longs to see both mother and child. Wake offers advice on Hamilton's health noting that she has always 'thought there is more danger from taking cold, exerting oneself too much [...] during the confinement, than at the crisis'. She continues noting that she would gladly be Louisa's sponsor but thinks it right that such a position should be the prerogative of a relation for a first child but she 'will be ready for the second'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Wake continues the letter the following day noting her disappointment at not receiving news of Hamilton and her daughter from Dickenson. She describes how she believes the baby will look with Hamilton's complexion and hair and Dickenson's features.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Enclosed is a second letter from Lady Wake to John Dickenson (HAM/1/8/8/29/2).</p>

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