<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, relating to books belonging to Hamilton. Napier is unable to return the books that Hamilton has requested as he has left them locked up in Tewin Water but will send them to her on his return from Quarters in December. He reports that the Duke of Atholl has declared himself a candidate in the Election and that Lord Cathcart may also stand. He notes that if the Duke 'makes a figure in Parliament, no man need despair'. Napier is pleased with the letter he has received from Farhill and expects that Hamilton will invite him to tea when he next visits. Napier can but admire Hamilton's 'presumption' in telling Farhill that Hamilton was highly esteemed by Napier, he writes that he cannot remember having every told her so.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier writes of unexpectedly meeting 'Miss L' who he finds amiable and wishes Hamilton knew her though there is no possibility that he will be able to introduce Hamilton to her. If there was 'it will be one of the happiest days' of his life.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Edinburgh.</p>
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