The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Louisa Murray, Lady Stormont, to Mary Hamilton

Murray (née Cathcart), Louisa

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Murray, Lady Stormont, to Mary Hamilton. She writes of the delay in Hamilton's marriage and suggests it may have something to do with John Dickenson Senior. She also writes of her children and smallpox.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues on Hannah More, Stormont noting that she is to write the preface to Ann Yearsley's Poems and notes that she can 'imagine her visit to the Bishop of Beauforth to have been very awful from the dignity of her manner'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Stormont ends her letter in noting her disappointment that the verses that 'Mrs D told us of only existed in Mrs Vesey's imagination'. She also asks if it is true that the 'milkwoman' [Ann Yearsley] was married against her will, that she was attached to someone else or was 'that a Vesey also?'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>A note pasted onto the second sheet is transcribed as HAM/1/18/115(2).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wandsworth Hill.</p>

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