<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton, discussing news of his family and his journey back to Scotland from Hamilton's. He notes that he has received a request from Admiral [James] Vashon telling him to send his son Francis to Leith so that he can be 'put on board a King's Ship, and sent to seek his Fortune on the Mighty Deep'. He notes that Francis is currently on a frigate in the North Sea but is to join Captain Adam on the frigate <i><i>Resistance</i></i>. Napier has received a letter from Francis who seems to be in high spirits and has not been suffering from sea sickness. Napier also notes that Hamilton is to have a ball and he has no doubt that the 'papers will announce the grand illumination of the Grand Salon at Leighton House'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Queen Street [Edinburgh].</p>
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