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GEO/ADD/3/83/6

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

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Augst. 9th- -- -- I must tell you once more that nothing can be
                                                        
more improper than ye. part I am acting, & the friendship you
profeʃs, & remember O remember, that I could now bear
you to say we will be friends no longer than suffer yt. tie to
strengthen, by time, & then be left to feel ye. reverse.
As you promise to be guided by me respecting your behaviour
to a certain person -- I beg of you to continue to treat them
with coolneʃs, & ye. common proper civility -- you shld. always
have done, but as it has 'tis a little noxious animal --
not worth notice -- but as it has ye. gift of speech & is a
liar ought to be kept at a distance, Adieu my friend
I shall not break my promise to you unleʃs acting wth-
your consent -- I think there is no likelihood of any
                                                         other



Sejour than this -- in the present melancholy situation
of affairs
                             Adieu mon Ami,
believe me Yr Sincere frd.

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August 9th- -- -- I must tell you once more that nothing can be
                                                        
more improper than the part I am acting, & the friendship you
profess, & remember O remember, that I could now bear
you to say we will be friends no longer than suffer that tie to
strengthen, by time, & then be left to feel the reverse.
As you promise to be guided by me respecting your behaviour
to a certain person -- I beg of you to continue to treat them
with coolness, & the common proper civility -- you should always
have done, 'tis a little noxious animal --
not worth notice -- but as it has the gift of speech & is a
liar ought to be kept at a distance, Adieu my friend
I shall not break my promise to you unless acting with
your consent -- I think there is no likelihood of any
                                                         other



Sejour than this -- in the present melancholy situation
of affairs
                             Adieu mon Ami,
believe me Your Sincere friend

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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 Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/6

Correspondence Details

Author: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: George, Prince of Wales

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 9 August 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on fearing a change in his affection; and advising the Prince how to act towards a 'certain person'.
    Hamilton counsels the Prince to treat the 'certain person' with coolness, and refers to this person as 'a little noxious animal - not worth notice - but as it has the gift of speech & is a liar ought to be kept at a distance...'.
    [Copy].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 165 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)

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

Revision date: 5 August 2020

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