The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Frances Harpur (née Greville) to Mary Hamilton

Harpur (née Greville), Frances Elizabeth

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Frances Harpur to Mary Hamilton, concerning Hamilton's health, her stay in Portsmouth and family news. Harpur writes that she is grateful for Dickenson informing her of Hamilton's safe arrival at Portsmouth and she hopes that the sea-bathing will be beneficial to her health.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Harpur also writes on their family. Lord Warwick's son Charles has left Ireland with his regiment and has gone to Lisbon. His regiment arrived at Salamanca at night and by morning they had prepared for action. She notes that Charles commanded a brigade made up of 2254 men in the absence of General Hey and had his horse shot from under him.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Harpur continues her letter with further family news and notes that she is sorry to hear so bad an account of the King and Princess Sophia.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Lavington House, [Sussex].</p>

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