<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from William Napier, 7th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, expressing his concerns about an admirer of hers. He is glad that Hamilton has told her mother all as such things should not be kept secret. Napier notes that 'it[']s the carrying on an affair w[i]t[h]out the knowledge of Parents that I meant, not the refusing disagreeable people'. He continues that 'proper Parents [...] never will force the inclinations of their Children'. Napier writes that he is not angry with Hamilton but was concerned for her, as he was afraid 'you had been engaged in some affair you was unwilling to let your sincere friends know of or that you had been prevailed upon to keep Secret'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Caroline Park [Edinburgh].</p>
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