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HAM/1/14/23

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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May 1779

21

I had the pleasure of hearing of you my
Dearest, from my Brother, & that the Dear
little Angels were quite well, I am happy
my Dearest Prʃs Mary behaved so much
like herself, she is every thing one can
wish now, pray give her a thousand
kiʃses with my Duty, likewise to P
Adolphus, & P Sophia. You scarcely
I imagine could hear in so short a
time this Morg, of P Williams going
to Sea which he does within this
fortnight, it was declared last Night
& never was there so happy a



being as he appeared to be, he goes
with Admiral Digby, Princeʃs Royal
was really very much affected with
it, the others not the least, we staid
downstairs till ½ pt 10. I do not think
that you was in Spirits by the
few lines you was so good as to write,
which I am sorry for, Courage

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I had the pleasure of hearing of you my
Dearest, from my Brother, & that the Dear
little Angels were quite well, I am happy
my Dearest Princess Mary behaved so much
like herself, she is every thing one can
wish now, pray give her a thousand
kisses with my Duty, likewise to Prince
Adolphus, & Princess Sophia. You scarcely
I imagine could hear in so short a
time this Morning, of Prince Williams going
to Sea which he does within this
fortnight, it was declared last Night
& never was there so happy a



being as he appeared to be, he goes
with Admiral Digby, Princess Royal
was really very much affected with
it, the others not the least, we stayed
downstairs till ½ past 10. I do not think
that you was in Spirits by the
few lines you was so good as to write,
which I am sorry for, Courage

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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/1/14/23

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: medium)

Date sent: May 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, concerning the royal children. Her brother has told her that the children are well and she asks Hamilton to give Princess Mary a thousand kisses and the same for Prince Adolphus and Princess Sophia. She notes that Prince William is to go to sea in a fortnight with Admiral Digby, and the Princess Royal was 'very much affected' by the news.
    Original reference No. 21.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 153 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 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

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

Transliterator: Julia Öman, 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: 13 April 2020

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