The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton, with note from Lady Cunynghame to Mary Hamilton

Herries (née Foote), Catherine, Cunnynghame (née Udney), Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton. She writes of her satisfaction on hearing that John Dickenson Senior's health has now recovered. She also writes of a friend of hers whose father is to marry a woman not yet thirty whilst he is almost seventy years old. The marriage was expected but still 'must be unpleasant for her' [the daughter]. 'Lady C' [Lady Cunynghame?], Herries reports, behaves in 'the most sensible' manner and is going to Scotland, which Herries will be sorry for. The letter continues on the subject of Prince George and Mrs Fitzherbert. Herries notes that 'everybody' now goes to see her. 'This is a strange world -- but my understanding is not equal to all this'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Inserted in the letter is a short note from Lady Cunynghame wishing Hamilton 'all the blessings you deserve'. The note is dated 8 May 1787 at London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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