<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He writes of the death of his benefactor and advisor, Lord Hopetoun. The letter details the kindnesses of Lord Hopetoun to Napier and to his family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter also relates to news of family and friends. Writing on Mr Farhill, Napier assures Hamilton that he is a high opinion of him but that he had not expressed it in his last letter because when he was young it was seen as 'not manly to appear much affected with anything'. It is from the habit of attempting to appear 'manly' and reserved' whilst a boy that he may now seem indifferent. This view remains strong as he is 'obliged to associate with military men, for whom [...] [he] felt neither friendship nor esteem'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Welwyn, [Hertfordshire].</p>
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