Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/82/16b

Draft note from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]
                             26 July 1779
I will not go at present, ask
no further explanation
I am your friend & as such
shall adopt every proper method
to keep up to that character --
Your honor is dear to me as my
own, therefore I shall in
whatever I do be guided by that
consideration & that consideration
will lead me to make every
proper sacrifice.


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Notes


 1. Hamilton drafted this letter on the final blank sheet of a letter to her from George, Prince of Wales (GEO/ADD/3/82/16a), with which it was originally catalogued. The image PDF has been split to separate the Prince's letter and Hamilton's draft and so differs from that in the Royal Archive, where the two appear as a single item under the original reference of GEO/ADD/3/82/16. This letter is a response not to GEO/ADD/3/82/16a but to GEO/ADD/3/82/17 of 26 July (which had no blank space); the sheet is lightly scrawled over in ink so as to leave the content readable. The Prince reacts to Hamilton's opening sentence in GEO/ADD/3/82/18.

Normalised Text


                             26 July 1779
I will not go at present, ask
no further explanation
I am your friend & as such
shall adopt every proper method
to keep up to that character --
Your honour is dear to me as my
own, therefore I shall in
whatever I do be guided by that
consideration & that consideration
will lead me to make every
proper sacrifice.


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 1. Hamilton drafted this letter on the final blank sheet of a letter to her from George, Prince of Wales (GEO/ADD/3/82/16a), with which it was originally catalogued. The image PDF has been split to separate the Prince's letter and Hamilton's draft and so differs from that in the Royal Archive, where the two appear as a single item under the original reference of GEO/ADD/3/82/16. This letter is a response not to GEO/ADD/3/82/16a but to GEO/ADD/3/82/17 of 26 July (which had no blank space); the sheet is lightly scrawled over in ink so as to leave the content readable. The Prince reacts to Hamilton's opening sentence in GEO/ADD/3/82/18.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: Windsor Castle, The Royal Archives

Archive: GEO/ADD/3 Additional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King

Item title: Draft note from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/16b

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 26 July 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Draft note from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales
   

Length: 1 sheet, 63 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Image to Text' (David Denison & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2013-2019), now incorporated in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2022).

All quotation marks are retained in the text and are represented by appropriate Unicode characters. Words split across two lines may have a hyphen on the first, the second or both fragments (reco-|ver, imperfect|-ly, satisfacti-|-on); or a double hyphen (pur=|port, dan|=ger, qua=|=litys); or none (respect|ing). Any point in abbreviations with superscripted letter(s) is placed last, regardless of relative left-right orientation in the original. Thus, Mrs. or Mrs may occur, but M.rs or Mr.s do not.

Acknowledgements: XML version: Transcription and Research Assistant funding in 2018/19 provided by the Student Experience Internship programme of the University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Emma Donington Kiey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Emma Donington Kiey (submitted June 2019)

Copyright: Transcriptions, notes and TEI/XML © the editors

Revision date: 1 September 2021

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