The Mary Hamilton Papers : Note from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Note from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton. She is uncertain when she will be able to 'venture out' as there is an 'East wind'. She writes on a proposed visit to the Pepyses [probably Sir Lucas Pepys, first baronet (1742–1830), physician, and his wife Hannah] that evening with Hamilton. She has had second thoughts about the meeting as she does not want to force herself on anybody and 'if they liked me to be of y[ou]r party they would have asked me you know'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The note also refers to a fire that had destroyed property near to Herries's home. She notes that the flames 'showed signs of breaking out again last night' and the engines came out in the middle of the night. The rubble has not yet been cleared away and remains are smouldering.</p>

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