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 complains of not receiving a letter from Hamilton since 16 November last year, although she has heard of her via the letter John Dickenson had sent Sir Robert. She longs for a line informing her of how she and her family are. She continues on her return to London and on being so busy that she has not had a moment to herself.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Louisa Dickenson's 'fête approaches' [probably referring to Louisa's birthday]. Herries asks Hamilton to give her daughter her love and advises her that 'neither cold weather or bad roads or any little hindrances should have prevented my having ye heartfelt Joy of partaking', but it is impossible for her to go. Herries is 'mortified' but her 'heart will be with you all'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries writes of seeing Mrs Carter and having talked of Hamilton with her. She reports that another friend, Mr Falls [Herries's brother-in-law], also spoke of Hamilton and of his disappointment at missing being with the Hamiltons on the 24th.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St. James's Street, [London].</p>

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