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GEO/ADD/3/82/55

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

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55

3d Novbr. 1779
Wedy. Afternoon ¼ past 5

My dearest, dearest, dearest Miranda
my Sister my Friend,

      I take up my Pen to inform you
yt. I am perfectly well in health,
this I do, trusting to yr. friendʃhip, but
what I have next to inform you of, I am
afraid will be rather trying to yr.
affection, yt. is yt. I am perfectly
unhappy, ye. causes of which you
shall learn in my next. Adieu dearest,
dearest, dearest, real & true friend,
excuse ye. shortneʃs of this little note,
& ye. badneʃs of ye. Style in wh.. it
is written to my being very miserable
tho' undeservedly so. Adieu
      Yr. ever affectionate
                             Brother
                                                         Palemontoujours de même



3d. Novbr. recd-
1779 --

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My dearest, dearest, dearest Miranda
my Sister my Friend,

      I take up my Pen to inform you
that I am perfectly well in health,
this I do, trusting to your friendship, but
what I have next to inform you of, I am
afraid will be rather trying to your
affection, that is that I am perfectly
unhappy, the causes of which you
shall learn in my next. Adieu dearest,
dearest, dearest, real & true friend,
excuse the shortness of this little note,
& the badness of the Style in which it
is written to my being very miserable
though undeservedly so. Adieu
      Your ever affectionate
                             Brother
                                                         Palemontoujours de même



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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 George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/55

Correspondence Details

Author: George, Prince of Wales

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c.3 November 1779
notBefore 2 November 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 3 November 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on his unhappiness
    The Prince states that he will inform Hamilton of the causes of his unhappiness in his next letter.
    Written Wednesday afternoon ¼ past 5.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 109 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 December 2019)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 19 May 2020

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