<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He writes from Newcastle where his wife's aunt has been looking after his son William during the school holidays. He is to return to school on Tuesday and then Napier himself will return home. His wife and eldest daughter are with him and he is to leave the eldest girl in the care of a Mrs Hutchinson, who is a woman of ‘good breeding’ and who has the ‘management of eight misses, which I have no doubt will be sufficient torment for her’. His daughter, Mary, will remain in Mrs Hutchinson's care for two to three years and William will remain at his school for almost the same time. He describes his son and notes that he has a speech impediment that seems to have improved whilst he has been in school.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Newcastle.</p>
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