Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/82/57

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


57

6th. Novbr- 1779

Satry. Afternoon

My dearest Miranda,

      Excuse my not sending you
back with ye note a long Letter wh.. I am
ʃtill writing, you shall receive it T——w M——g
with ye N——[1] ye. first part of it as far
as ye. first line on ye 3d.. side was
written before I received yr. amiable
& dear Letter. I had heard of yt Leter
between M. H. & M. S.[2] before I
quitted W—— but never c.ld. find out
into whose hands it had fallen, or who
was ye. subject of it, tho' I had frequently
inquired about it from many persons
of my acquaintance. Pray inform if
it is in yr. power if you do not think
me too impertinent of ye Ladies ------
------------ Names ------------------------[3]



                            
mind now dearest Miranda I do not preʃs
you to do it unleʃs you can with ye greatest
ease to yrself. Write me a little short
Answer by T——w. Excuse ye.
Shortneʃs & hurry of this note. Adieu
may god preserve & bleʃs you. I am
      Yr. ever affectionate Brother
                             Palemon toujours de même

P.S.
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                             6th. Novbr. 1779
recd-[4]

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Notes


 1. On the shortened N- see GEO/ADD/3/82/18 n.5.
 2. For the unblanked names of the persons mentioned see GEO/ADD/3/83/54.
 3. Hamilton is probably responsible for the cancellations here and likewise of the postscript on p.2.
 4. Moved annotation here from the top of the page.

Normalised Text




My dearest Miranda,

      Excuse my not sending you
back with the note a long Letter which I am
still writing, you shall receive it Tomorrow Morning
with the Nosegay the first part of it as far
as the first line on the 3d.. side was
written before I received your amiable
& dear Letter. I had heard of that Letter
between Miss Hodgson & Miss Saunders before I
quitted Windsor but never could find out
into whose hands it had fallen, or who
was the subject of it, though I had frequently
inquired about it from many persons
of my acquaintance. Pray inform if
it is in your power if you do not think
me too impertinent of the Ladies
Names



                            
mind now dearest Miranda I do not press
you to do it unless you can with the greatest
ease to yourself. Write me a little short
Answer by Tomorrow. Excuse the
Shortness & hurry of this note. Adieu
may god preserve & bless you. I am
      Your ever affectionate Brother
                             Palemon toujours de même

P.S.
     

                            

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 1. On the shortened N- see GEO/ADD/3/82/18 n.5.
 2. For the unblanked names of the persons mentioned see GEO/ADD/3/83/54.
 3. Hamilton is probably responsible for the cancellations here and likewise of the postscript on p.2.
 4. Moved annotation here from the top of the page.

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

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/57

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 6 November 1779
notBefore 6 November 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 6 November 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on the unknown circumstances of a letter between Mr H and Mr J.
    Text in postscript and within the letter has been crossed out.
    Written Saturday afternoon.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 176 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 July 2019)

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

Revision date: 1 September 2021

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