Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/38

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

[1]
My friend
      I do insist upon it that you do not order a Bracelet
I have by me some of your Hair -- I will not accept any more
presents -- I will not lay under any, any obligations.
Mine is not a friendship upon sordid vulgar terms. -- judge not of
my sentiments by my present situation -- Adieu all I can say in
answer to your last, is, that to end of my existence I
will be your firm & faithful friend.
I repeat I will not go at present.
                                                        
      Adieu Adieu

Reply to Princes of July 24th.




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Notes


 1. This letter appears in Anson & Anson (1925: 78).
 2. This annotation appears written vertically at the right of p.2.

Normalised Text


My friend
      I do insist upon it that you do not order a Bracelet
I have by me some of your Hair -- I will not accept any more
presents -- I will not lay under any, any obligations.
Mine is not a friendship upon sordid vulgar terms. -- judge not of
my sentiments by my present situation -- Adieu all I can say in
answer to your last, is, that to end of my existence I
will be your firm & faithful friend.
I repeat I will not go at present.
                                                        
      Adieu Adieu





                                                        

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 1. This letter appears in Anson & Anson (1925: 78).
 2. This annotation appears written vertically at the right of p.2.

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/3/83/38

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c24 July 1779
notBefore 24 July 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, requesting him not to send her any more presents.
    Hamilton requests that the Prince does not order a bracelet; and states that she has some of his hair.
    [Draft].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 90 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: 20 May 2020

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