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. The letter is concerned with general news of the family's health and on the 'possible' marriage of the Prince of Wales and Mrs Fitzherbert.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries writes of a 'strong report' about the Prince of Wales that he 'has united himself with [...] a sacred [pledge(?)] to Mrs Fitzherbert - God knows of it is true - but if it be it is a sad event as the law is directly against the validity of it'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues on Herries family. She reports that her sister Mary and her husband's daughter, Nina are well although Nina is still deaf. Herries writes that she could speak on the children for an hour. Moving on to her own health she notes that she has been indifferent, although not confined to the house above a day since her last letter to Hamilton. The letter continues on the subject of Herries's health and with news of acquaintances such as d'Agincourt [Jean Baptiste Louis Georges Seroux d’Agincourt: see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/7/1</a>].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This letter was formerly catalogued together with HAM/1/17/64/2 as HAM/1/17/64.</p>

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