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 suffering a nervous complaint, which she hopes will improve when the weather is more settled and she can take the air. The letter relates to Hamilton's daughter and to Stormont's own children. She writes that Hamilton will not believe 'that they are the same little creatures you left here'. She continues on her sister, the Duchess of Atholl's children [Jane Cathcart (1754-1790), married Sir John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl]. She continues that the Duchess agrees with her ideas as to the education of girls in that their rank does not make it 'unnecessary that they sh[oul]d be formed to being notable in their own families some time or other & in the mean time useful to others' and they are at the moment at work making shifts and caps for the expected baby of a poor French woman. She continues on the 'amusements of London' and of the 'trial' [presumably she refers to Warren Hastings trial].</p>

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