<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, conveying news on friends and family. Lady Cathcart reports that the Queen and princesses often speak of Hamilton. Sir William Hamilton is ‘hobbling about like an old Gander’. Napier writes that Sir William pretended not to know where exactly Hamilton lived. When Napier told him that he had visited Hamilton, Sir William said he would visit Leighton House. He continues with news that Lady Mansfield and Lady Drummond are both pregnant and that her cousins, Charles Greville ‘looks as like an old woman, as ever, and Robert Greville is grown very fat’. It is Napier’s birthday tomorrow and he will be 46 years old. He notes that Hamilton is ten years older than him and it is about time she begins to reform.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at St James's Street [London].</p>
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