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, relating to Napier's family. His wife is currently making petticoats for her baby, which is due in October, and he proudly informs Hamilton that to date she has made all the clothes that his daughter Mary has been dressed in.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter is also concerned with a disputed legacy that has been running on for some time. Napier writes that the mere name of it ‘puts me into a fever’. He has just received bills from Lawyers for £159 which need to be paid immediately. With lawyers and journeys to and from Dublin he is already £400 out of pocket and he expects it to be twice as much before it is resolved.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Kinsale, [Ireland].</p>

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