The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Charlotte Margaret Gunning to Mary Hamilton

Digby (née Gunning), Charlotte Margaret

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Charlotte Gunning to Mary Hamilton. She writes that she is now twenty-eight years old, ten years older than when she first met Hamilton. She writes that over the last 'near 12 years' of being out 'in the world', she has had more 'experiences of various kinds than most people of my age – much vexation, many dissappointments [sic]'. She also writes that she has been blessed with many good friends. The letter also relates to the health of herself and her family and the health of the King, who is much better, and she has the greatest hope for his recovery. She mentions Dr Willis's [Francis Willis, (1718-1807), Physician, treated the King during his illness] report on the King's illness to the Committee on the 'Ex[amination] of the Physicians'. Gunning thinks highly of Dr Willis's skill and his good intentions. The letter continues on the King's health and the political situation.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's [London].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 33.</p>

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