The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton

Clarke, Anna Maria

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Anna Maria Clarke to Mary Hamilton, concerning Mrs Hamilton, who has suffered a fall from her chair. Clarke reports that although Mrs Hamilton is 'not much disordered by it, she cannot conveniently stir out'. Clarke writes in detail of the accident and assures Hamilton that she is not seriously hurt. She also writes with more general news of acquaintances. Lady Dartrey (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/11</a>) has visited that morning and is suffering from hearing loss, which came on suddenly and which prevented her attending Court. Lady Dartrey has heard of Hamilton's illness, has written to her three times but as yet received no response.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Clarke light-heartedly reports that Mrs Hamilton is very much obliged to 'their Royal Highnesses for the honour of the very pretty Billet; the intelligence the Princess Royal has been so good as to send her' of Hamilton, which she finds very interesting, and she cannot forgive Hamilton 'for concealing it'. Although she is not 'intimately acquainted with Monsieur le Compte', the fact that her Royal Highness has given Hamilton permission to accept his marriage proposal assures her that he must be worthy.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at James Street [St James's Street, London].</p>

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