The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He writes of the health of his sister Jane, who is not expected to live much longer, and notes that his family is decreasing quickly ‘a mother, a father, a sister already gone, another sister for whom we have no hopes’. The letter also relates to his attachment with Miss Leslie, who is waiting for her father to return from America. Napier reports that he is not in active service [in the army] at the moment but wishes to be.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Edinburgh.</p>

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