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HAM/1/14/107

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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      11 Janry. 1810

Mrs. Goldsworthy
Hill Street
      Thursday Mg'


My Dear Mrs Dickenson

I am much flatter'd by your kind
Letter, & be aʃsured you do me Justice
for I am exactly what you remember
me, & do not see why Time & Distance
should make any alteration in
Friendship, & I hope we shall continue
sothose Ideas as long as we live -- I beg you will
tell Miʃs Dickenson I hope her first
favorable Opinion of me will be
lasting, I will not say how much



She struck me, for that is what I
supose she must be acustomed to hear
but I think her very pleasing both
in outwardly, & I am much mistaken
if inwardly she is not quite equal --
      Now my Dear Mrs Dickenson I will
tell you Honestly, that it is not
in my power to obey your Commands
or rather comply with your wishes
in more Friendly Terms, as I would
with the greatest pleasure, but I
never have, to any of The Princeʃses
presented any thing; Lady De



Clifford[1] would certainly be the proper
Person to apply to for Princeʃs Charlotte
of Wales, as to our Dear Lady Charlotte
Finch, she is scarcely in this World,
but as Lady Mansfield is a
friend of Princeʃs Elizabeth's, this
Gentlemans Idea of Her, I think
very proper, but I must beg you
will not name it as my Advice,
you see my Dear Mrs Dickenson
I rely on our Old Friendship re-
specting
a loisir ouvert, as we did
in days of Yore -- Iyour visit



     

did not Harm me but gave me
great pleasure -- I am still weak
which must plead my excuse for this
sad Scrawl, -- I was sorry I could
not answer your Letter yesterday, &
I hope that you will believe me that
I am sorry not to have it in my
power to do what you wish --
                             Yr Affly
                                  MC Goldsworthy

      Mrs. Goldsworthy
18101[2]

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Notes


 1. Sophia, Mrs Edward Southwell, later Lady de Clifford (1743-1828) (Wikipedia).
 2. Moved annotation here from the top of p.3. It looks as if Hamilton has first written '1811', then hastily corrected the wrong 1 to 0.

Normalised Text




Hill Street
      Thursday Morning


My Dear Mrs Dickenson

I am much flatter'd by your kind
Letter, & be assured you do me Justice
for I am exactly what you remember
me, & do not see why Time & Distance
should make any alteration in
Friendship, & I hope we shall continue
those Ideas as long as we live -- I beg you will
tell Miss Dickenson I hope her first
favourable Opinion of me will be
lasting, I will not say how much



She struck me, for that is what I
suppose she must be accustomed to hear
but I think her very pleasing both
outwardly, & I am much mistaken
if inwardly she is not quite equal --
      Now my Dear Mrs Dickenson I will
tell you Honestly, that it is not
in my power to obey your Commands
or rather comply with your wishes
in more Friendly Terms, as I would
with the greatest pleasure, but I
never have, to any of The Princesses
presented any thing; Lady De



Clifford would certainly be the proper
Person to apply to for Princess Charlotte
of Wales, as to our Dear Lady Charlotte
Finch, she is scarcely in this World,
but as Lady Mansfield is a
friend of Princess Elizabeth's, this
Gentlemans Idea of Her, I think
very proper, but I must beg you
will not name it as my Advice,
you see my Dear Mrs Dickenson
I rely on our Old Friendship respecting
a loisir ouvert, as we did
in days of Yore -- your visit



     

did not Harm me but gave me
great pleasure -- I am still weak
which must plead my excuse for this
sad Scrawl, -- I was sorry I could
not answer your Letter yesterday, &
I hope that you will believe me that
I am sorry not to have it in my
power to do what you wish --
                             Your Affectionately
                                  Martha Carolina Goldsworthy


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 1. Sophia, Mrs Edward Southwell, later Lady de Clifford (1743-1828) (Wikipedia).
 2. Moved annotation here from the top of p.3. It looks as if Hamilton has first written '1811', then hastily corrected the wrong 1 to 0.

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/1/14/107

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: low)

Date sent: 11 January 1810

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes of her friendship with Hamilton and says that time and distance has not made any alteration in it.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 314 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: Research Assistant funding in 2018/19 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Chenming Gao, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Josef Vidén, MA student, Uppsala University (submitted June 2019)

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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