<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, informing her that he is now a Captain in the 35th Regiment. Lord Amherst had recommended him to the King. He is to pay only the regulated price for the post. He writes that he is also trying to receive a grant of a pension of £300 per annum ‘vacant by the Death of my good friend L[ad]y Northesk’. He received an answer stating that Lord North had so many old applications from the Scotch establishment that it was impossible to grant it to Napier at the present time.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Edinburgh.</p>
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