The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton

Napier, Francis Scott, 8th Lord

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. He provides general news of himself and his family, and comments on the newspaper reports of the Prince Regent and his wife. He is shocked that ‘great men will not be truly great, but will expose their families to the Vulgar eye. How can any man conceive that by degrading his wife, he does not cast a Reflexion on Himself’. He is critical of the letters that have been published in the newspapers and asks who are the advisors. ‘At a time of rejoicing for accommodating our differences with foreign foes, our domestic squabbles should be allowed to divide the public mind is much to be lamented’.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues with news of his family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Queen Street [Edinburgh].</p>

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