The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Charlotte Finch to Mary Hamilton

Finch (née Fermor), Charlotte, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Charlotte Finch to Mary Hamilton. She writes that as soon as she had sent Hamilton her letter she gave the order for a supper for General Carpenter and the other gentleman and they seemed pleased with it. After which she passed her ‘dear little Royal Charge [the body of Prince Alfred] into their care, an office it was impossible to perform without feeling it tenderly’. The sad scene affected everyone who viewed it. Finch writes that the child now is in ‘endless happiness’ and it is only those that are left behind that lament and hopes that the King and Queen receive some comfort from this thought.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Finch updates Hamilton on the health of Miss Goldsworthy who is being treated with a blister.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Windsor.</p>

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