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GEO/ADD/3/82/1

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

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My Drst: M' H
      Yo. made me last night ye. happiest of Men by taking off Yr. Gloves, & by letting me see
that yo. had that Ring upon yr. Finger wch. I had ye. honor of presenting yo. wth-. We were at ------ to
day, & I beg yo. will inform my - (as if ------ had only brought yo. a meʃsage from me; not mentioning
a word of my having writ to yo) That A & M are still very well, & that they desired me to present
their love to them. ------ also desired me to return yo. & A & M thanks for ye. long Letters you had been
so good as to write to her. Adieu dear M'. H. & pray let that ring continue to be a constant companion
of yrs. as a token of yr. esteem & affection towards me, & believe me that I am & I hope ever shall
be, yr. sincere admirer & very affectionate Friend
      P.S. Pray excuse ye. badneʃs of my writing & my interliniations for I am in haste, & I[1]

Monday April 5th. 1779
½ after 6 o'Clock
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 1. The remainder of the postscript has been cut away.
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Normalised Text



My Dearest Miss Hamilton
      You made me last night the happiest of Men by taking off Your Gloves, & by letting me see
that you had that Ring upon your Finger which I had the honour of presenting you with. We were at ------ to
day, & I beg you will inform my - (as if had only brought you a message from me; not mentioning
a word of my having writ to you) That A & M are still very well, & that they desired me to present
their love to them. also desired me to return you & thanks for the long Letters you had been
so good as to write to her. Adieu dear Miss Hamilton & pray let that ring continue to be a constant companion
of yours as a token of your esteem & affection towards me, & believe me that I am & I hope ever shall
be, your sincere admirer & very affectionate Friend
      P.S. Pray excuse the badness of my writing & my interlineations for I am in haste, & I







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 1. The remainder of the postscript has been cut away.
 2. The date appears to the left of the postscript.
 3. The last sheet is otherwise blank.

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/3/82/1

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 5 April 1779
notBefore 5 April 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 5 April 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton on seeing her wearing his ring.
    Written Monday, 1/2 after 6 o'clock.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 177 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:

Transliterator: David Denison (submitted October 2019)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 18 May 2020

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