<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He has been prevented from writing sooner as he has been attending an old friend of his grandmother’s, Colonel Deakin, groom to the Bedchamber of the Duke of Cumberland. He has been with him some days and he has now contrived to make the Colonel and his grandmother play cards together and now has the leisure to write. Napier was hurt by Hamilton asking him why he did not apply himself more to his military career. He writes that she knows the state of his finances and of his attempts to gain promotion. He has done all that is ‘proper to prevail upon the Commander in Chief to remove me from a Line of duty by no means agreeable to [...] [his] disposition’. He has nevertheless performed his duty to the satisfaction of his superior officers. Napier continues on the subject of quarters and on his removal to new quarters next month.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Tewin Water [Hertfordshire].</p>
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