Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/3

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text


3

3d July 1779[1]
I do not think it prudent yt. yo. let every one
know the vein of irony you poʃseʃs -- I give
you credit for all ye. friendly things you said
to me this morng. -- but I do not chuse to
accept the present, be so good then as to give
me a proof of yr. friendship -- take it back
without being offended -- once more I tell you
I will not -- I never will lay my self under
                                                         X[2] obligations



obligations I have not the power of returning.
Adieu my frd. I am with the most per-
fect
sincerity yours

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Notes


 1. The dateline is written in pencil rather than in ink.
 2. The function of the cross is uncertain, perhaps to indicate deletion.

Normalised Text



3d July 1779
I do not think it prudent that you let every one
know the vein of irony you possess -- I give
you credit for all the friendly things you said
to me this morning -- but I do not choose to
accept the present, be so good then as to give
me a proof of your friendship -- take it back
without being offended -- once more I tell you
I will not -- I never will lay my self under
                                                         X



obligations I have not the power of returning.
Adieu my friend I am with the most perfect
sincerity yours

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 1. The dateline is written in pencil rather than in ink.
 2. The function of the cross is uncertain, perhaps to indicate deletion.

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/3/83/3

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 3 July 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the friendly things he said to her that morning; and on returning his present.
    [Draft].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 99 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)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 22 May 2020

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