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HAM/1/14/106

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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      80

Queens Lower Lodge ye 12th Apl
                                                         1789


      Your Letter my Dear Friend travelled a
good way before it reached me, & indeed
since I red it I have not had it in my
power to thank you for it as soon as I
wished & I do now very sincerly, & joinreturn
my congratulations to your, on the
Bleʃsed Event of the King's Recovery
for a greater Bleʃsing can not accrue to
this Country, I was sure you would be
deeply afflicted, for every body must, but
those who have every seen him in his
Domestic Life, must adore him & doubly
feel his value, it will be a Satisfaction
to you I am sure to hear that His Mesy



never looked better, he is thinner, but that
I think after such an illneʃs is what
one ought to expect, but he is thank
God perfectly well, so is the Queen
& Princeʃs's who supported their
very severe Trial in a most proper
& exemplary manner --
      I daresay your little Girl improves
every day, She will now grow more &
more entertaining, both to you & Mr
Dickenson to whom I beg my Comps --
      I have been very ill these four
Months, & tho' my Heart rejoices, my
poor Chest is torn to pieces by a violent
Cough, which I fear I have no chance
of getting rid of till the warm Weather



My Brother is in Town, but I expect
him in a few Days, & will give him your
Compliments -- Mrs Cheveley & all
your old acquaintance desire theirs to
you & believe me Ever
                             Your Sincerly
                                  MCGoldsworthy

Ly. Charlotte Finch
desires her Comps




Mrs Dickenson[1]
      Taxal Chapel le Frith
           Derbyshire

                             [2]

      12th April 1789 Kings Recovery[3]

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 1. Illegible postmark to right of address.
 2. Postmark '[A]P 15 89' below address when unfolded.
 3. This annotation appears on the right-hand side of the page, written vertically.

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Queens Lower Lodge the 12th April
                                                         1789


      Your Letter my Dear Friend travelled a
good way before it reached me, & indeed
since I received it I have not had it in my
power to thank you for it as soon as I
wished & I do now very sincerely, & return
my congratulations to you, on the
Blessed Event of the King's Recovery
for a greater Blessing can not accrue to
this Country, I was sure you would be
deeply afflicted, for every body must, but
those who have ever seen him in his
Domestic Life, must adore him & doubly
feel his value, it will be a Satisfaction
to you I am sure to hear that His Majesty



never looked better, he is thinner, but that
I think after such an illness is what
one ought to expect, but he is thank
God perfectly well, so is the Queen
& Princess's who supported their
very severe Trial in a most proper
& exemplary manner --
      I daresay your little Girl improves
every day, She will now grow more &
more entertaining, both to you & Mr
Dickenson to whom I beg my Compliments --
      I have been very ill these four
Months, & though my Heart rejoices, my
poor Chest is torn to pieces by a violent
Cough, which I fear I have no chance
of getting rid of till the warm Weather



My Brother is in Town, but I expect
him in a few Days, & will give him your
Compliments -- Mrs Cheveley & all
your old acquaintance desire theirs to
you & believe me Ever
                             Your Sincerely
                                  Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Lady Charlotte Finch
desires her Compliments




Mrs Dickenson
      Taxal Chapel le Frith
           Derbyshire

                            

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 1. Illegible postmark to right of address.
 2. Postmark '[A]P 15 89' below address when unfolded.
 3. This annotation appears on the right-hand side of the page, written vertically.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/14/106

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Taxal, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Date sent: 12 April 1789

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes on the King's recovery to health and on other members of the Royal family, and her own illness.
    Dated at the Queen's Lower Lodge.
    Original reference No. 80.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 285 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).

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Acknowledgements: XML version: Research Assistant funding in 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Georgia Tutt, MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Theresa Zhao, MA student, Uppsala University (submitted June 2018)

Cataloguer: Lisa Crawley, Archivist, The John Rylands Library

Cataloguer: John Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, The John Rylands Library

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

Revision date: 3 August 2020

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