The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Henry Jerome de Salis to Mary Hamilton

De Salis, Henry Jerome

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Henry Jerome de Salis to Hamilton. De Salis is in 'a state of uncertainty as to the time of the return of my Wife'. He has not written to her since Hamilton had dropped off her note at Wing, but he believes that she will return either today or tomorrow and that Mrs Blosset and Mr Peckwell will be with her [Harriet de Salis's sister, Isabella, had married the Reverend Henry Peckwell in 1773 so this is whom she may be referring to]. Harriet de Salis will see Hamilton's note when she arrives and he has no doubt that 'she will approve and admire your providence in paying a wise attention to that ... blessing Health'. He need not add that they will both be pleased to hear of her 'well-being' at the place she is now in, and of her 'prosperous re-establishment at Leighton'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>De Salis notes that he takes papers from France and has just received one which has news on Napoleon. De Salis copies an extract from the paper for Hamilton to read (copied in the original language).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter ends with de Salis noting that he thought that Hamilton would have liked to see this but acknowledges that, due to the paleness of the ink used, she may not be able to do so.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wing.</p>

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