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 may have to go to Court to present a memorial from his relation Colonel Napier to the King. This would be inconvenient for him to do and he has written to Lord Stormont to see if he will take it, but is not hopeful that he will, for Napier to go to Court and stay in town for just two nights would cost him almost £30. The distance from London is 113 miles and to travel there would cost a further £14 and a suit of Regimentals would cost him £11.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news of his family and ends with him noting that he differs in his opinion of Hamilton's in the idea of starving himself before he goes to Court. He writes that ‘a Lord can not be a great man unless he is a man of weight’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Worcester.</p>

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