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

Hamilton, Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Hamilton to Martha Carolina Goldsworthy. She says that she was previously checked from writing on the King's illness by the 'consciousness of ye impropriety I sh[ou]ld be guilty of to intrude during such a season of anxious solicitude'. Now that he is restored to health, Hamilton is now at liberty to say that she was very deeply affected, and 'a sincere mourner for the dreadful calamity w[hi]ch seem'd to be threatnened [sic], of ye loss of our most excellent Monarch'. She felt the deepest concern for the Queen and was touched by the princesses. She is very sorry to hear from Mr Digby that Goldsworthy was taken ill at Kew, but she hopes that her health has similarly recovered. She asks to be remembered to her old acquaintances, Mrs [Louisa] Cheveley, Miss [Margaret] Planta and Miss Nevin [apparently a sister of Louisa Cheveley], and she congratulates them and Goldsworthy on the present happiness they must be feeling.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She also describes the development of her daughter Louisa: 'our little girl is the picture of health & is now (to us) a very entertaining & engaging companion'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Taxal.</p>

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