The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Julia Henrietta de Salis (née Blosset) to Mary Hamilton

De Salis (née Blosset), Julia Henrietta

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Harriet de Salis to Mary Hamilton, discussing her health and general news of family and friends, including the marriage of Lady Elizabeth Luttrell, who 'has wound up her career by marrying her servant to live in Prison for her', and the elopement of Lord Garnock [George Lindsay-Crawford (1758-1808), Viscount Garnock, 22nd Earl of Crawford] with a mademoiselle 'G', 'to conceal an indiscretion which was become very visible' [i.e. pregnancy].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>[Lady Elizabeth Luttrell (d. 1799), sister of the Duchess of Cumberland, was fined £50 for illegal gambling in March 1797 and was sued and imprisoned for debts of £7000 in November. She allegedly persuaded a hairdresser to marry her for £50, by which her debts became his, and she was released. She died in poverty in Germany in 1799 (see HAM/1/21/17).]</p>

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