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GEO/ADD/3/83/33

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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As I plainly perceive myself friend yt. it
must be is a very great inconvenience to you to
continue a correspondence with me & as your
potliteneʃs will perhaps induce you to --- give
yourself ye. trouble of keeping it up -- permit me to tell you
I free you from ye. constraint --
      Adieu that you may be happy is the first
wish of my Heart -- & if ye. knowledge
of ye. steadyineʃs of my friendship will
afford you any satisfaction -- Know yt. I
shall ever be ye. same -- nor shall I
ever deviate from my profeʃsions --
for they were made wth. sincerity &
not from ye Adieu. Adieu Adi-eu
                             ------------------------------[2] from a



a real Friend

Sent Tuesday
Morng. ½ past 9 --
Decbr. 14th- 1779

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Notes


 1. Most of this appears in Anson & Anson (1925: 90).
 2. The bottom of the sheet has been torn away through the last line. Some at least of the remaining material has been cancelled.

Normalised Text




As I plainly perceive my friend that it
is a very great inconvenience to you to
continue a correspondence with me & as your
politeness will perhaps induce you to give
yourself the trouble of keeping it up -- permit me to tell you
I free you from the constraint --
      Adieu that you may be happy is the first
wish of my Heart -- & if the knowledge
of the steadiness of my friendship will
afford you any satisfaction -- Know that I
shall ever be the same -- nor shall I
ever deviate from my professions --
for they were made with sincerity
Adieu. Adieu Adieu
                             from



a real Friend

Sent Tuesday
Morning ½ past 9 --
December 14th- 1779

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 1. Most of this appears in Anson & Anson (1925: 90).
 2. The bottom of the sheet has been torn away through the last line. Some at least of the remaining material has been cancelled.

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/3/83/33

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 14 December 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, releasing him from the obligation of their correspondence.
    Sent Tuesday morning at ½ past 9.
    [Copy].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 115 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: Tino Oudesluijs, editorial team (completed January 2020)

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

Revision date: 28 October 2020

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