The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Louisa Murray, Countess of Mansfield (formerly Lady Stormont), to Mary Hamilton

Murray (née Cathcart), Louisa

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Louisa Murray, Countess of Mansfield, to Mary Hamilton, concerning general news, her own and Hamilton's health, and Louisa Dickenson's disappointment at not being able to attend the Ball at Woburn.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Mansfield also writes on the 'History of our own Times' and notes that there is no doubt a conspiracy against the Royal Family but that we should trust in the same 'providence w[hi]ch has hither guarded & protected over our most precious King, now [...] over the storm which seems to be gathering round his venerable Head'. She thanks God that he is now well. She continues on the 'attack' against the Duke of York, that his enemies are making their stand by attacking the 'immorality of his conduct'. Mansfield writes that his accusers should look to their own consciences. She continues on the Royal family and that they should be aware that all 'the wrong they do is published' whilst their 'qualities' remain untalked of.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news of friends including Lady Finch (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/12</a>) and Lady Frances Harpur (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>HAM/1/16</a>).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Cumberland Street, [London].</p>

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