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HAM/1/14/17

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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15


No longer Clandestinely but openly do
I adreʃs you my Dr & aʃsure you that
tho I have been very Angry at the risks
you was determined to run yet that
I felt strongly the motive, & now pray
answer me as honestly in regard to your
self, how are you really? & how does
all the standing agree with you?
not well I am sure, & whenever I see you
you I am sure I shall perceive it --
you will believe me when I say that
I am as anxious to prove it as you
are, but I do not believe it to be
near, how ridiculous it will be if you
all come & settle here, & our Quarantine



still subsist, I will shake my Handkerchief
as you paʃs, however that may be
thank God the dear Children are
quite well, and as to the Infection I am
no judge, we went out yesterday for
the first time, as I suppose you heard
& shall again to morrow, but I am
sure this is not tempting Weather
to come into the Country for I have
been dying with the Cold all day.
Poor Mrs Smelt has been confined
ever since Friday, if she is able she
removes to London on Thursday
there never was any thing more
kind than they have been --
God Bleʃs you my dear Child



I am very sincerely
                                                         Your Affct
                                                         MC Goldworthy

My Meʃsages to you by Mr
Hawkins were only Answers
to those he brought from you.

Tuesday Night
27th April
1779




Pray give my
Comps to Mr
Guiffardier[1][2] --

Miʃs Hamilton
      Queens House[3]

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Notes


 1. Probably Charles de Guiffardier (de Guiffardieu), appointed in 1779 as Preacher of the French Chapel.
 2. These lines are written vertically on the right-hand side of the page.
 3. These lines appear in the middle of p.4.

Normalised Text




No longer Clandestinely but openly do
I address you my Dear & assure you that
though I have been very Angry at the risks
you was determined to run yet that
I felt strongly the motive, & now pray
answer me as honestly in regard to your
self, how are you really? & how does
all the standing agree with you?
not well I am sure, & whenever I see you
you I am sure I shall perceive it --
you will believe me when I say that
I am as anxious to prove it as you
are, but I do not believe it to be
near, how ridiculous it will be if you
all come & settle here, & our Quarantine



still subsist, I will shake my Handkerchief
as you pass, however that may be
thank God the dear Children are
quite well, and as to the Infection I am
no judge, we went out yesterday for
the first time, as I suppose you heard
& shall again to morrow, but I am
sure this is not tempting Weather
to come into the Country for I have
been dying with the Cold all day.
Poor Mrs Smelt has been confined
ever since Friday, if she is able she
removes to London on Thursday
there never was any thing more
kind than they have been --
God Bless you my dear Child



I am very sincerely
                                                         Your Affectionate
                                                         Marta Carolina Goldworthy

My Messages to you by Mr
Hawkins were only Answers
to those he brought from you.

Tuesday Night




Pray give my
Compliments to Mr
Guiffardier --

Miss Hamilton
      Queens House

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 1. Probably Charles de Guiffardier (de Guiffardieu), appointed in 1779 as Preacher of the French Chapel.
 2. These lines are written vertically on the right-hand side of the page.
 3. These lines appear in the middle of p.4.

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/1/14/17

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 27 Apr 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes to enquire of Hamilton and with general news on the health of the royal children, herself and on Mrs Smelt.
    Original reference No. 15.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 268 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: Mohamed Abdulrahman, 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

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Revision date: 13 April 2020

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