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. He apologises for his last letter to Hamilton and acknowledges the 'injustice' he does her [in relation to his application for a military post]. He will bear the disappointment but the post would have aided him financially and the rank 'would have effectively prevented the many little mortifications that ... [he] shall probably meet with by being unable to purchase in the army'. Lord Amherst had promised to recommend him for the post and Napier believes that he did do so as he was told that he twice carried Napier's letter to the King and he therefore assumed that he would be successful, as surely the King would have refused after the first application. He has since received a letter from Lord Amherst informing him that the King had appointed Major Ramsey to the post.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier informs Hamilton that he is to move to Worcester and to Winter Quarters next week and if she has any friends in Worcester to let him know her commands. He is to send his recruits to Chatham tomorrow and will then prepare for his own departure.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Welwyn, [Hertfordshire].</p>

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