<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He discusses the military, complains about Hamilton’s own letter writing, and also offers general news of his family. His family and servants recently suffered from flu but he escaped it. ‘[W]hether this proceeded from Respect towards His Majesty’s High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland, or from awe of my Dignity of His Majesty’s Lieutenant for Selkerkshire, I cannot determine’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>He is worried about the Militia Acts and Defence of the Country Acts and many other Acts. He received posts almost hourly and has ridden more miles than ever before attending meetings on these issues over the last week. He also writes of the ‘dreadful murder those Irish villains have committed on Lord Kilwarden [Arthur Wolfe, 1st Viscount Kilwarden (1739-1803)] & his Nephew’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wilton Lodge [Roxburghshire].</p>
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