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

Goldsworthy, Martha Carolina

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes on Hamilton's health and hopes that she is feeling the benefit in the change of air and is able to sleep better. Goldsworthy has had little time to write. She has to take the air with her royal charges twice a day. She notes that the 'Dear Child' [one of the princesses] and the nurse busy her and employ many hours of her day, though she is happy to see that she improves. She writes of the Princess's improvements, which are more than she had hoped for. She goes to sleep quickly, has a good appetite, her strength is returning, and she is able to go up and down the stairs by herself. Goldsworthy notes that Princess Mary is delightful and says 'Poor Ham Ham' [the princesses called Hamilton 'Hammy']. She continues her letter with news of other acquaintances, including her brother, who is in Canterbury, and Mrs Cheveley.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter is undated, but Goldsworthy sends her compliments to Mrs Hamilton, who died in 1778.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Kew House.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 91.</p>

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