The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from John Jackson to Mary Hamilton

Jackson, John

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Jackson to Mary Hamilton, on the subject of politics and on the death of his son. Jackson thanks Hamilton for her letter and notes that at the time he received it he had a 'broken heart' as he was in the middle of a contested election '& in the most imminent danger of my life from the Riot'. He writes that he escaped with his life and also 'carried the two members for the Duke notwithstanding every species of bribery practised by our Opponents with very high numbers'. Jackson was assisted by Mr Garrow as Counsel.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Jackson writes of the death of his son which was a great shock and that his daughter, Fanny, has had a 'narrow escape' but is now out of danger. He thanks Hamilton for her offer [presumably to look after his children] but notes that he has sent them to Eton before he left London. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wimbledon.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 4.</p>

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