The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Charlotte Finch to Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Finch (née Fermor), Charlotte, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Charlotte Finch to Miss Goldsworthy. She notes that she has just received a letter from Goldsworthy dated 13 August, which made Finch worry about Goldsworthy’s health. She has endured two bleedings and has been ‘confined’ for two weeks. She asks for another letter soon to put her mind at ease she notes that it must have been a disappointment not to be able to partake in the festivities held for the Prince of Wales' birthday. The letter continues on the subject of the princes and princesses. Finch is now in the preparation for leaving Caldas and acknowledges that a land journey will be difficult and uncomfortable. Lord Winchilsea is to travel as far as Bordeaux with them. Finch writes about the King and Queen's goodness for their understanding of her absence and writes that Mrs Fielding's accident [her ship was captured by an American ship on her way home] has also prevented her return to her duties at Court.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Caldas.</p>

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