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

Jackson, Mary Johanna

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary J. Jackson to Mary Hamilton, dated 10 November 1805, on the subject of her supposed impropriety. Jackson writes that far from acting wrongly, she always does what she feels to be right and that it would not have been right to leave the Bishop [Horseley, possibly Samuel Horseley (1733-1806)] 'after the death of his wife, when he was in the deepest affliction for her loss'. She believes it would have been an offence to leave him, more so as his son and daughter were unable to be with him at that time. She did not suppose that her friends would think it incorrect of her to be with a man who is over fifty years older than her at such a time.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 18.</p>


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