The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Court Dewes to Mary Hamilton

Dewes, Court

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Court Dewes to Mary Hamilton, relating to the marriage of Dewes relation and the King's health. Dewes writes thanking Hamilton for her congratulations on the marriage of his niece [Georgiana Mary Anna Port (1771-1850 to Benjamin Waddington]. He describes Waddington as a man of good 'character and pleasing manners & a handsome fortune'. Waddington is 35 years old and Dewes writes that she is too young to marry and that 'when there is so little Experience on one side there ought to be more on the other'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter also relates to Dewes health and he writes that he does not think that he will visit Buxton in Summer as 'for wishing for fine weather there you may as well wish for snow in Jamaica'. He writes of his pleasure at the return of the King's health but wishes that the joy of his recovery was as 'universally sincere as it is universally apparent' but believes that a 'great majority all in Earnest in their Demonstrations of Satisfaction'. Dewes also writes news of friends in London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wellesbourne, [Staffordshire].</p>

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