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 his conversation about her with a 'low' person, and apologising for his swearing.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince explains that he swore because he thought 'it was necessary for me to shew I was now become a Man'. He refers to Queen Charlotte's 'pain she suffers for her dear W [William]', which she conceals from the King. He writes of his joy were Hamilton to have a happy marriage, and his despair were she to marry a man 'whom you did not nor could not love'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Written Sunday.</p>

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