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 had written to Hamilton from Brighton last month (HAM/1/17/170) with hopes of receiving a letter in return and feels 'uneasy at your silence', as she fears that the reason is because she is feeling ill. This 'material cause' alone, Herries notes, is enough to cause her concern, but she also fears she has made Hamilton an 'indiscreet request in asking for those letters of recommendation for Mr Stanley who has not the honour of being personally known to you'. If this is the case, she offers her apologies and gives her reasons as having written of an 'amiable young Man' who wrote to her 'in the distress of his heart'. She continues that she has now heard from the man, who is now in a more favourable position and has returned to Ireland with the hopes that he will soon be able to bring the 'matter to a happy termination -- in which case the family in question will themselves introduce him', and 'make other means of introduction less necessary'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with Herries writing of her hope of hearing from Hamilton soon, news of Nina Herries and Sir Robert Herries and of her plans to visit Brighton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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