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

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton. She writes of a 'scheme' that she and Hamilton had of visiting Richmond Gardens. She is unable to make it on the day that they had originally planned as she has to dine out of town. She writes so that Hamilton will not be prevented from doing something 'agreeable by thinking yourself engaged'. She suggests they visit Kew Gardens later in the week and writes on Hamilton's marriage to Dickenson. Herries also notes that she has just returned from having her portrait painted and that it is due to be finished on Monday. She asks Hamilton if she would like to come with her as 'you will animate y[ou]r face if it expresses any thing of what the heart feels frozen'. Herries ends her letter writing 'Love me, write to me & come back on Friday - Mrs Garrick will hate me for saying so'.</p>

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