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GEO/ADD/3/83/43

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

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                                                         Sepr[1]
My Friend -- you have told me you like Mr: Fitzroy --
yet you take him off -- what has Miʃs Harriet Finch
done more than you -- pardon this little severity.
The only resentment I feel against her is that she
did not let me join in the laugh against myself --
if there was any thing illnatured in the emblem of
the Toad she did right not to shew me the caraccature
to spare me the pain of finding out she was ungrateful
(for she must already be sensible that I know she
was insincere) I have had ye. satisfaction of being
useful to her & acting a friendly part by her -- this
perhaps makes her so dreadfear its coming to my know-
ledge
, & I really pity her for nothing can be more
distreʃsing to a mind not totally callous than such a
Sensation -- She has told me that Ld. G. was a great
favorite of hers!! Do not write to her but destroy
her Note wch. I return you for that purpose. Adieu my
                                                         frd. ever sincerely Yours



9th or 10th Sepber. 1779

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 1. The annotation is faint and appears to have been partially erased. There are curly scribbles below 'Se'.

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My Friend -- you have told me you like Mr: Fitzroy --
yet you take him off -- what has Miss Harriet Finch
done more than you -- pardon this little severity.
The only resentment I feel against her is that she
did not let me join in the laugh against myself --
if there was any thing illnatured in the emblem of
the Toad she did right not to show me the caricature
to spare me the pain of finding out she was ungrateful
(for she must already be sensible that I know she
was insincere) I have had the satisfaction of being
useful to her & acting a friendly part by her -- this
perhaps makes her fear its coming to my knowledge
, & I really pity her for nothing can be more
distressing to a mind not totally callous than such a
Sensation -- She has told me that Lord G. was a great
favorite of hers!! Do not write to her but destroy
her Note which I return you for that purpose. Adieu my
                                                         friend ever sincerely Yours



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 1. The annotation is faint and appears to have been partially erased. There are curly scribbles below 'Se'.

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/3/83/43

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: c.9 September 1779
notBefore 8 September 1779 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the caricature of Hamilton with a toad in her mouth, and the ingratitude of Miss Harriet Finch.
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Length: 1 sheet, 175 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.

Transliterator: David Denison (submitted October 2019)

Cataloguer: , Archivist, The Royal Archives

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

Revision date: 21 May 2020

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