The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from William Napier, 7th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton

Napier, William, 7th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from William Napier, 7th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, providing general news of friends and acquaintances. He writes that it is as impossible for him 'to be content without writing you' as for her to refrain from sometimes being 'Saucy'. Napier informs Hamilton of the birth of a daughter to the Duchess of Gloucester. On a visit to St Albans Napier dined at the White Horse, where the talkative landlady enquired after Hamilton and her mother, having mistaken Napier for one of Hamilton's uncles 'by my likeness to the Hamiltons'. She talked of Hamilton with such enthusiasm that it might have 'fatigued' him, except that she 'may prate as long as she pleases providing her conversation runs of a Miss Hamilton who does me the honor of calling her Guardian'. Napier writes that everyone seems to be fond of Hamilton but that he will drop the subject in case she thinks that he has 'taken up' Colonel Bland's form of complimenting (see HAM/1/19/36).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at London.</p>

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