The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Anne Napier to Mary Hamilton

Napier (née Cathcart), Mary Anne, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Anne Napier [later Lady Napier] to Mary Hamilton. She regrets that they are so far separated from one another. She will 'want the comfort of Agreeable friends to Nurse me when confined & to keep up my Spirits till that time as I lie in', in February or March. She is now out of danger following her fall, but admits that she 'Suffer[s] greatly both from Situation & Uneasiness of Mind'. She has heard twice from Lady Cathcart in Russia, 'where our friends were Well & much pleas'd with their Situation & Reception' [her husband was ambassador in St Petersburg]. Napier is uncertain whether her husband's regiment will take up winter quarters in Lincoln or remain in Boston.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Boston [Lincolnshire].</p>

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