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 has taken the first opportunity she could to write Hamilton to let her know how she and her 'companions go on'. The letter continues with news of her journey to date. Herries notes that as requested by Hamilton, she has made good use of her and John Dickenson's name to recommend herself to people's 'kindness'. Herries continues her letter, writing that she is fatigued but that she expected to be so. She writes on her and Hamilton's friendship, her love for Hamilton and of her hopes that they may see each other again soon.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>An additional note written on the back of the sheet states 'I see that Lady Abercorn is dead' [Catherine Copley (d.1791) married Sir John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn, in 1779].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Derby.</p>

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