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, concerning sending a parcel to Hamilton, the death of a relation of Sir Robert Herries, and general family news.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries is still in London and therefore she has replied herself to Mr Thomas. She continues to complain about the tardiness of the postmaster in delivering a letter, of sending a parcel by a Manchester coach as directed by Hamilton and on the contents of the parcel, which includes two packets of snuff for Mr Dickenson Senior. Both Mr Sackville and Herries hopes that it is to his taste but would much prefer seeing him use his own, suggesting he visit St James's Street to do so. Herries continues to write of Hamilton's sister-in-law and of purchasing some cotton, the same as that which is used in Hamilton's own drawing room.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes that she remains in town because of the death of a relation of her husband's, a Mr Herries, and notes that she has been spending time with his young daughter. Herries hopes to leave town for Brighton on the following Wednesday, from where Sir Robert Herries will travel to France for a few weeks. Herries plans to stay in Brighton with Nina Herries for a fortnight before travelling to Kent, where she intends to stay for another fortnight before returning to London.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries ends her letter with general news of her family and friends' health and on a letter she had received from her friend Miss Bowdler from Lisbon.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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