The Mary Hamilton Papers : Note from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton

Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Note from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, relating to a proposed visit by her and Nina Herries to Hamilton's home in Taxal.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries begins her note by asking Hamilton not to be disappointed at seeing the note instead of her as she only writes of her planned visit. If agreeable to Hamilton she and Nina Herries intend to visit Hamilton the following day and stay with her at least a few days. She writes that she had intended to begin her visit today but that she feels 'shattered & low with that horrid bath (such it is to me)' which she underwent the previous evening. She now 'must keep a little quiet', which she finds an inconvenience as she has much to do, it being her last day in Buxton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>If it is not convenient to visit Hamilton the following day then Herries will arrange with Mrs Muirhead, with whom she lodges, to stay in Buxton longer and go to Hamilton's on the Monday. She continues on the subject, noting if the following day is convenient they should arrive at tea. She is looking forward to seeing Hamilton and of talking over 'subjects hinted at in your kind note & many many others'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries has sent her coachman to deliver her note so that he is able to organise where he is to settle his horses when Herries stays with her. She asks Hamilton if her servants will be able to inform him where he can stable them.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Added to the top of the sheet Herries writes that she rejoices if Hamilton's stomach is 'at all better'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Buxton, [Derbyshire].</p>

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