The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Maria Napier to Mary Hamilton

Napier (née Clavering), Maria Margaret, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Maria Napier, Lady Napier, to Mary Hamilton. She had hoped that Hamilton and her family would have visited her as since the end of April she has been living the life of a 'widowed' woman as her 'Lord' had left her to take command of the South Fencible Regiment. Napier writes that she is pregnant and that unlike 'most women in my present situation' she is more active than she should be and since Hamilton's 'accident' she will be more prudent. [Napier does not detail whether or not she is referring to a miscarriage Hamilton may have suffered.]</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wilton Lodge [Roxburghshire].</p>

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