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 the threat of invasion, and the painful thought of her death.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince refers to Prince William's health and Admiral Digby's praise of his talents. The Prince fears that in the case of invasion, he may take leave of Hamilton for the last time. He writes that his death is more likely to occur than hers, as 'you have none of the hazards, risks, & dangers young men have to go thro''. In a separate fragment, the Prince writes in postscript that he sends Hamilton a copy of '[?Jenses], an imitation of a copy of verses which the [Archbishop of York] my late P composed upon the death of my Grandfather...he left my Grandmother then with a child of 8 months old which was my Uncle Frederick, & 4 month with child, of the unfortunate Queen of Denmark'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Written Tuesday morning.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p>

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