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, relating to the King's health. Gunning advises Hamilton not to believe word that the King is ill. He is well but feels weak and tired, which is only natural after such an illness. The King told her so himself on the day that they went to St Paul's. Gunning notes that she trembled when he spoke to her and that she will never forget the day at St Paul's [a Thanksgiving service on the King's recovery]: 'we all walked in procession through the [a]isle amidst the songs of 5000 Children'. She notes that she did nothing but cry the whole time. This is to be contrasted with the Prince of Wales and Duke of York 'laughing immoderat[e]ly'. She continues to describe the service at St Paul's and the celebrations in London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 11.</p>

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