The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to John Dickenson

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to John Dickenson, congratulating him on the birth of his daughter, Louisa. He wishes to know how nursing will agree with Mary Hamilton and believes that she will be better for 'making the attempt' and hopes that she will succeed. Napier's wife, Maria attempted to nurse her first child but was 'obliged to relinquish the office'. He advices Dickenson that the management of Louisa should be given to him as there may be a likelihood that she may turn out to be as 'saucy' as Hamilton if she had control over her management.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter is also concerned with general news, the waters at Bath which Napier has not yet tried and a medical recipe for Napier who suffers from biliousness. Napier has received embarkation orders for his regiment. Colonel Olgivie is to go to Canada with the regiment and Napier hopes that he will be in Britain in July as his lawsuit will detain him in the country that month, much to his annoyance, as he notes that he has for a 'long time been tired of living in this very unsettled Kingdom'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Kinsale, Ireland.</p>

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