<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Lady Catherine Herries to Mary Hamilton, relating to Lady Herries's visit to Malling Abbey.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries writes that she had told Hamilton that she would write to her once she had reached Malling Abbey and that she has waited a day or two to do so in order to report what effect the fresh air had on her party, and because she has 'been a poor shabby creature & not very good to talk of'. She hopes to 'pick up a little were it only in gratitude to t[he] attention of my kind host & the delicious weather'. Herries regrets Hamilton not being able to join the party and writes of how much she would have added to the party.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with general news. Herries's niece has been sick and ill. Herries reports that the girl's illness continued when they reached Malling Abbey and Herries has been obliged to send for an apothecary. She reports that her niece is now well, that she is a 'delicate' and a 'sweet creature by nature & might be made much of'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries continues that she has seen no one at Malling Abbey, which pleases her as she is in the country for 'so short a time'. She notes that they intend to return to town on Monday. Herries ends her letter with her hopes of seeing Hamilton in town.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Malling Abbey.</p>
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