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, congratulating her and her family on the marriage of her sister-in-law Elizabeth to the Chevalier Palombi (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/3/2</a>). She hopes that it will be a happy marriage and sends her compliments and congratulations to the bride and groom. Herries feels for Hamilton and Dickenson for all the trials and 'vexations' they have had with regards the marriage and the worry they will have whilst the pair journey to their home [in Italy]. Herries regrets missing seeing the Chevalier on Tuesday but they were not able to go to Castleton another day.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries's husband, Sir Robert Herries and their friend, Mr Sackville will probably leave Monday and Sir Robert will travel as far as Matlock with them. He will then return to London and Mr Sackville will go to Yorkshire. Both of the men will be 'mortified' if they left Buxton without waiting on Hamilton and Dickenson so will aim to travel to Taxal either the following day or Saturday - whichever is the most agreeable to Hamilton. Though she admits '[t]omorrow will be most convenient to me' as she is to bathe today and again on Saturday. If this is not convenient for Hamilton, Herries writes that she will rearrange her appointment to bathe on the Saturday to another day. Perhaps, she notes, after the 'bustle' of the wedding is over Hamilton will be able to visit her in Buxton for a few days.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Buxton, [Derbyshire].</p>

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