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 heads the letter 'A fit of madness'. She notes that she saw Hamilton's friend, Anna Maria Clarke (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/10/1</a>) and encloses a letter to Hamilton from her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes of her plans to visit Tunbridge Wells, her hopes that John Dickenson has no longer any 'bile in his stomach', of Nina Herries, and of her hopes that the waters at Tunbridge Wells will be beneficial to her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries also apologises for her letter but writes that (as Hamilton knows) she thinks 'aloud when I write to you'. The letter concludes with Herries referring to Hamilton's pregnancy and hopes that Hamilton is as free from complaints as she can be in her 'present situation'.</p>

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