The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Hannah More to Mary Hamilton

More, Hannah

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Apologizing for not having responded to her note earlier and explaining that they had just returned from Hampton; proposing that she, Miss Hamilton, and Mrs. (Eva Maria) Garrick have breakfast together on Friday; mentioning that Mrs. Garrick is "not perfectly well" and may therefore join them after breakfast; adding "Your assurances of esteem and regard are extremely flattering to me; and I will not affect a false humility so far, as to deny that I always feel a sincere pleasure in receiving praise from the praise-worthy".</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Address panel with remnants of seal: "To Miss Hamilton / Saint James's Palace". Based on the address, the recipient was most likely Mary Hamilton, courtier and diarist. More gives the place of writing as "Adelphi". This is probably Adelphi Terrace, located in London.</p>

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