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 hearing of plans for [Prince Frederick] and himself to go to Carlton House that winter; where towards midsummer they will 'dash into the wide world'</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince writes that these arrangements have been made because the King requires their apartments for somebody else. He hopes to see Hamilton on New Year's Day, as it is a Gala Day, and writes that 'all my feelings must be obliterated before I become indifferent about you'. The Prince writes a prayer for Hamilton, and requests that she keep her spirits up, calling her a 'little idle, giddy, naughty Puss'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Received Sunday morning at ½ past 8 o'clock.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p>

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