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. The letter relates to his attachment to Miss Leslie and also contains news of family and friends. Leslie's grandmother Lady Northesk, has suffered severe burns from her head-dress catching fire and is unable to see anybody.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier also writes on the Royal family and notes that he would make a bad courtier as he will not ‘flatter the actions of a Prince, when incompatible with the Virtues of a Man’. He hopes that the Prince that Hamilton talks of will be surrounded by honest people though he doubts that this will be the case. Although a bad courtier, he assures Hamilton that he is a loyal subject and would give the last drop of his blood for their welfare.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Edinburgh.</p>

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