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;'>Short letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, concerned with Herries's poor eyesight and, briefly, with general news.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries eyes have 'been very bad' and she is now 'obliged to submit to discipline viz. bleeding & blister on the temple', but is still suffering and she and her eyes remain 'very weak and shabby'. She writes of the medication she is taking, urges Hamilton not to worry and is positive that she will 'right' herself by 'degrees' and apologises to her for writing such a 'shabby letter'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes that Parliament is to be dissolved which will cause a 'bustle' and of Sir Robert having to go to Scotland to vote and of a speech given by the King which Herries considered a 'very good one'. The letter ends with news of Horace Walpole, noting that he was 'here on Sunday' and very well.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries apologises for so short a letter which is caused by her poor eyes. She greatly dislikes the idea of dictating her letter but fears that it may come to this.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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