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, expressing her concern and good wishes for Hamilton during her pregnancy.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes that she cannot allow a frank to go to Hamilton without sending a line even if it is only to write her love. Herries saw Anna Maria Clarke the other day and they agreed to send Hamilton a joint packet. She longs to hear that Hamilton has safely delivered her baby and that both mother and baby are in good health. She longs to be with Hamilton but acknowledges that it is of no use to wish. Herries longs for news but advises Hamilton not to write if it tires her to do so.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends with news of friends. Herries writes of how well her friend Mrs Hunter was received by Mrs Vesey and Horace Walpole. He desired to 'see her Poems and was charmed by them'. She continues that at present Walpole is 'obliging & civil' to her. She wonders if Hamilton is 'at the bottom of this'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at London.</p>

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