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HAM/1/14/19

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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I rejoice my Dst Friend very sincerely at
learning that you are recovering, but indeed
I am sorry that you have undertaken this
Nights standing in the Queens Affection
Daughters do not always think their
Mother in the right but as is generaly
the case, they are; I will now scold
& preach, what did I write, that every-
body
was not as tough as I am, &
indeed I know very few that can
bear that sort of fatigue, however I
hope that the war is over, that you
really are growing well & likewise I
will hope that we shall be purified
soon sufficiently for me to take my



Post at the Marble Table, I should
be happy to receive a couple of lines to
morrow to inform me how you really are.
The Two Dear Children are vastly well
& only distract me now with their
Spirits God Bleʃs you my Dearest
I am grown fat & Mr Guiffardier
Complimented me so much upon my
looks, that I expect you will be
quite enchanted at me, Adieu Adieu
I wish I may with your outside &
your inside I am & ever shall
                                                         Affectionaty
                                                         Yr
                                                         MCG-
Sunday Night[1]
- 2d. May 1779

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I rejoice my Dearest Friend very sincerely at
learning that you are recovering, but indeed
I am sorry that you have undertaken this
Nights standing in the Queens Affection
Daughters do not always think their
Mother in the right but as is generally
the case, they are; I will now scold
& preach, what did I write, that everybody
was not as tough as I am, &
indeed I know very few that can
bear that sort of fatigue, however I
hope that the war is over, that you
really are growing well & likewise I
will hope that we shall be purified
soon sufficiently for me to take my



Post at the Marble Table, I should
be happy to receive a couple of lines to
morrow to inform me how you really are.
The Two Dear Children are vastly well
& only distract me now with their
Spirits God Bless you my Dearest
I am grown fat & Mr Guiffardier
Complimented me so much upon my
looks, that I expect you will be
quite enchanted at me, Adieu Adieu
I wish I may with your outside &
your inside I am & ever shall
                                                         Affectionately
                                                         Your
                                                         Martha Carolina Goldsworthy
Sunday Night

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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/1/14/19

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 2 May 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes of the fatigue that Hamilton suffers in her position at court; she knows that not everybody is as tough as she is, but she hopes that Hamilton is getting well, and Goldsworthy hopes to receive a couple of lines to confirm it.
    Original reference No. 17.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 202 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

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

Revision date: 2 April 2020

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