The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Sir Robert Herries to John Dickenson and letter from Lady Catherine Herries (née Foote) to Mary Hamilton

Herries, Robert, Herries (née Foote), Catherine

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Sir Robert and Lady Catherine Herries to John Dickenson and Mary Hamilton, written in two parts: the first is from Sir Robert Herries to John Dickenson, the second from Lady Herries to Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Sir Robert thanks Dickenson for his invitation to visit, although he will have to delay his visit as he and Lady Herries have arranged to go to Cheltenham in order to 'drink the water' and for a change of air. This, he hopes, will be beneficial to Lady Herries's health. She has never visited Cheltenham and will try the water with some 'precautions'. Sir Robert continues that he will have to be back in London by early of the next month 'to let his Cousin & his sister take their annual ramble for a month or six weeks'. He continues 'God knows in what state the country may then be [...] we may at least avoid the horrors to which they are has exposed other countries'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Lady Herries writes of her pleasure at receiving a letter from Mary Hamilton and of her disappointment at not being able to 'immediately' accept her invitation because of her planned trip. Herries will write her from Cheltenham once she arrives. The letter ends with Herries noting that she is expecting a visit from Mrs Hunter and Lady Louisa this evening and that she wishes that she could bring Hamilton to join the take-leave party.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at London.</p>

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