The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on persuading her not to leave; and on her hurtful request that the Prince destroy her letters.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince suggests that if Hamilton were to leave, rumours would arise because of his messenger's frequent visits, which would be damaging to her honour. He also suggests that he would be forced to reveal their connection to the King and Queen due to the agony he would feel at their separation. He refers to the 'impending danger also of my dear Brother W[William] for I understand the two fleets are now in sight of each other'.</p>

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