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

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries, written in two sections, the first addressed to John Dickenson, the second to Mary Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries writes to thank Dickenson for his letter and of the pleasure it would give her to see him and Hamilton. To Hamilton she writes that she had long believed that she was not well and hopes that she is not seriously ill. She writes that Dickenson is quite right to keep Hamilton 'from all fatigue' including writing. Herries continues, noting that she will 'not say a word of your intended scheme to anyone till you tell it yourselves'. Herries writes of Hamilton's friends and that a party of them including Mrs Vesey, Mrs Garrick had visited her the previous week and that Mrs Vesey was 'pretty well'. She recollects that Hamilton attended such parties herself the previous year. She continues the letter, noting that she has a 'thousand things to say to you' and of her love for Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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