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

George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on the reasons for her visit to London, and criticising her formal language in her last letter.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince responds to Hamilton's answer that she went to London 'in order to enjoy the sweets of 'L. D's society' [?Lady Dartrey], and reminds her of her promise not to depart until the Prince was also free to do so. He writes 'let us banish out of the Dictionary such words as, Sir, your R H, gracious, and such like nonsensical expressions which are only fit for Court friends, which are a disgrace to the word friend'. In postscript he asks Hamilton to tell him if she hears anything about [Windsor] and 'anything more of the impertinence either of Mr H or of W R'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Written in the morning, ½ past 9.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p>


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