<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He discusses 'blue stocking women' and his family and friends. Napier writes that he has received her letter for 'old mother Carter' [Elizabeth Carter] and has read it as requested. [Hamilton often forwarded her post for friends in London to Napier so that he would deliver it on her behalf.] Napier writes that it 'really entertains me to see how you Blue Stocking Ladies compliment, and adore one another'. Napier also writes of a relation he has to visit and notes that he is tired of customs which means that he has to visit someone he has little interest in.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Napier continues his letter on his family, particularly his son.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wilton Lodge [Roxburghshire].</p>
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