The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, including copies of letters between Francis Napier and William,...

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, containing news of family and friends. Napier reports that his sister, Mrs [Mainie-Schaw] Hunter, has made him an uncle. He reports that Lady Cathcart is well and hopes that she continues to be. She seems to think she will as she has just ordered a new post-chaise to be built for her. He also notes that he will be happy to meet Farhill but that he cannot promise him any amusement in this 'barbarous Village'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier alludes to the Prince of Wales and writes that he is 'sorry to hear of a certain person'. He had hoped that he would see his 'folly' and he doesn't think his friendship with his Royal uncle 'will do him much good'. He writes that he feels sorry for the King and Queen.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier has included in his letter copies of letters from Lord Cathcart to him relating to a business, legacy dispute. Napier notes that after receiving the letters his 'most faithful & attached humble serv[an]t has taken no further notice of' him.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Welwyn [Hertfordshire].</p>

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