The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Dartrey (later Lady Cremorne) to Mary Hamilton

Dawson (née Freame), Philadelphia Hannah, Baroness Cremorne

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Dartrey to Mary Hamilton. She writes that she arrived safely in Chelsea on Saturday and found her daughter well. She asks Hamilton not to laugh but notes her distress when they were stopped at a common some miles from 'Ukfield' [Uckfield] when 'poor miserable Thoma[s]', the first postillion, almost fell off his horse, drunk. 'Monet', the second postillion, was left to guard them and they did not know what to do until he conducted them to safety into Uckfield, leading the saddle horse as well. They arrived with the second postillion 'to be sure a most laughable figure' [in his French get-up]. Dartrey continues that Thomas 'must at last be turned away'. She ends her letter by asking Hamilton to tell Princess Elizabeth how often she thinks of her and Princess Sophia.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Chelsea.</p>

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