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, providing an account of the royal children. Goldsworthy writes that she has not a moment to herself during the twelve hours that the children are awake. She begged William to tell Hamilton 'how impossible it was for me to attempt writing'. Goldsworthy has heard from the Queen that Hamilton had a cough and asks her to take care of herself. She is sure that Miss [Margaret] Planta would cover her for an hour off after dinner and adds that not everyone is as 'tough as I am'. The children do not forget Hamilton. Princess Mary is more angelic than ever and Goldsworthy wishes she was not as fond of her as she is. She tells Hamilton to put off giving the children the playthings that she intends for them, so that they will not be destroyed with the contents of the sick room.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 94.</p>

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