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 whether Mary Robinson reciprocates the Prince's feelings; and on her being married.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince states that 'I should be very sorry to form a connection with a Wife, or a Daughter, or a Sister in a family, where that family lives in perfect unity together, but if the first advances are made to me I look upon it as highly unbecoming any young man to refuse them'. As Mary Robinson is 'totally separated from her husband', he does not believe their connection will 'lead to any mischief'. The Prince refers to false reports about his shoes; and on 'M H' and himself appearing in print together.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Received Wednesday morning at ¾ past 9 o'clock.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Signed 'Palemon'.</p>

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