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, relating to a proposed visit to Bath, Louisa Dickenson's interest in the application of patterns and sending pamphlets to Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Possibly referring to Sir Robert Herries's resignation (see HAM/1/17/231 and HAM/1/17/234) from his bank, Lady Herries writes of confidences, of not being at 'Liberty' to provide details, although she would trust Hamilton with her 'life & all that is most dear' to her as she is certain of her 'fidelity'; she is not able at present to give her details but she hopes before too long to do so.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She continues her letter on her plans to visit Bath, which, as Hamilton knows, she needs to go frequently for the benefit of her health. She has little time to write further at present, but hopes these lines will calm her mind until she can write further. It has not been possible for her to send Hamilton the pamphlets by that day's coach, she will have one of her servants send them her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>She next turns to the subject of Louisa Dickenson (Hamilton's daughter), on her interest in the application of patterns and on obtaining materials for her.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Herries ends her letter noting that she has seen Mrs Carter and had passed Hamilton's message to her. Mrs Carter is recovering well from her fall (see HAM/1/17/228) and she sends her 'kind love' to Hamilton.</p>

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