<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from William Napier [later 7th Lord Napier] to Mary Hamilton. He writes of Hamilton's uncles, Lord Cathcart and Sir William Hamilton, and of Sir William's Observations on Vesuvius. Napier begins his letter on the subject of friendship and thanks Hamilton for sending him her Latin Master's advice concerning his health [to give up drinking wine]. Napier writes that if he were to try it he is afraid that 'the cure might prove worse than the disease'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier has not yet read Sir William Hamilton's observations on Vesuvius as he has little time to read because of the constant interruptions while he is with his regiment. He ends his letter by noting that he can write no more as many people are coming into the room, except to say that he wishes that Sir William and Lady Wake had stayed at home as it deprived him of receiving a longer letter from Hamilton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Canterbury.</p>
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