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, containing general news.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes of her 'anxiety' for Hamilton, which she notes Mrs Hunter would have been able to ease her concern over, although she herself 'has been very poorly with a cold'. It is not clear as to what Herries refers to but she notes that Mrs Hunter is now 'much occupied with the reception of the two young Ladies' of whom she has undertaken to charge -- 'Lord Eglintown's two daughters'. Lord E[glintown]'s nephew and a Lady Louisa, 'whose friendship to my dear Mrs Hunter' remains high and who had 'settled every thing about it on a handsome & proper footing'. She continues on this subject and on her admiration of her friend for undertaking the charge given the precarious 'state of her Income'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hamilton will 'scold' Herries if she were to write on all the many subjects she would like to, as her poor health prevents her from doing so. She continues on her proposed visit to Bath. She wishes to go as soon as possible but business prevents her. She also needs to see Nina [née Herries], as she is 'near her time'. She thinks that she will be able to go in January and hopes that this will be the same month that Hamilton will be able to visit Bath.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends with news of Mrs Carter, who although better is still 'weak & poorly'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St. James's Street, [London].</p>

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