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GEO/ADD/3/83/32

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

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Friday Morng Decbr. 10th. 1779

To reason with you now my
Friend wld. be in vain -- there-
fore
I will not attempt it --
but I conjure you to be
upon your guard, it is al-
ready
rumoured yt. yo. think
Mrs. Robinson a Divinity --
& be well aware of the person
who is so infamous as to
undertake the employ you
have given them
-- for it
can not be a person of either
honor or principle --
Adieu Adieu the present
subject is one unfit for
your Sister -- your tender-
est
& truest Friend
                             Adieu



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Friday Morning December 10th. 1779

To reason with you now my
Friend would be in vain -- therefore
I will not attempt it --
but I conjure you to be
upon your guard, it is already
rumoured that you think
Mrs. Robinson a Divinity --
& be well aware of the person
who is so infamous as to
undertake the employ you
have given them -- for it
can not be a person of either
honour or principle --
Adieu Adieu the present
subject is one unfit for
your Sister -- your tenderest
& truest Friend
                             Adieu



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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 Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/32

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 10 December 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on rumours about his affections for Mrs [Mary] Robinson.
    Hamilton cautions the Prince that 'the person who is so infamous as to undertake the employ you have given them...cannot be a person of either honor or principle'. She writes that 'the present subject is one unfit for your sister'.
    Written Friday morning.
    [Copy].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 91 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited 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: Transcription and XML version created as part of project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers', funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under grant AH/S007121/1.

Transliterator: Christine Wallis, editorial team (completed January 2020)

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

Revision date: 1 September 2021

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