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 thanks Hamilton for her letter and discusses seeing John Dickenson. She writes that the more she sees Dickenson the more she esteems him. She assures Hamilton that her friend, Miss Bowdler 'was equally pleased with Mr D as you tell me he was with her'. She also talks of politics and the death of the Emperor [Joseph II (1741-1790), Holy Roman Emperor, who died on 20 February 1790]. She writes that the Emperor's 'successor is said to be very pacific in his nature - so one does not see the chance of any general war is any way increased by his death'. Herries continues briefly on the subject of politics.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>[The letter was previously mis-dated as 5 March 1791, and thus it is out of chronological sequence.]</p>

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