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 remains in London and is ill. Receiving Hamilton's letter attachment, 'when I indeed wanted a Cordial for'. She has wanted to write back earlier but has been unable to do so until today. Herries had returned from Brighthelmstone two weeks before and believes she caught a cold, which developed into something more serious on her way home from there. The letter continues on Brighton, the sea air and on Mrs Foote's [Nina's] preference for meeting with Herries in Brighton rather than in London (see HAM/1/17/222). Herries continues on Nina Foote and her new house. Nina has two infants and is currently nursing one. Herries writes that Nina's husband had been 'snatched from her' when they were hoping to spend time together, whilst his ship was a shore. He has been ordered to his ship and to go to Plymouth.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with general news of family and friends, including the marriage of Lord Montgomery, the son of Lord Eglinton, a match that Herries believes she was 'instrumental' in, and on the publication of a pamphlet on economic and political affairs.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street, [London].</p>

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