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HAM/1/14/24

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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22

4th. July 1779


      My Drst

      Tho nothing has happened hitherto to make
a Letter very entertaining yet will I
scrawl a few lines to show you my
good intentions. The Heavens are not
propitious, which is no small misfortune,
for exclusive of Windsor not appearing
in its full beauty the Mud we
paddle through to go to the Castle is
beyond your conception, we walked
upon the Terras last Night
notwithstanding Showers & the
consequence of Showers very wet
Gravel, & nothing but Boots I think



will do this Afternoon, yesterday very
thick Shoes were paʃsable, our Evg
was pleasant as usual & as the King
played at Cheʃs not much standing.
I am sure you will be glad to hear
that notwithstanding the damp walk
&cc, that I am really very well,
& wish you may have slept half as
well as I did. Love, Kiʃses, & duty to
the dear little Royals, I have not
told any body I am writing therefore
can only aʃsure you my Dst
                                                         of my Sincere Affection
MCG


Sunday Morg
      Queens Lodge

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      My Dearest

      Though nothing has happened hitherto to make
a Letter very entertaining yet will I
scrawl a few lines to show you my
good intentions. The Heavens are not
propitious, which is no small misfortune,
for exclusive of Windsor not appearing
in its full beauty the Mud we
paddle through to go to the Castle is
beyond your conception, we walked
upon the Terrace last Night
notwithstanding Showers & the
consequence of Showers very wet
Gravel, & nothing but Boots I think



will do this Afternoon, yesterday very
thick Shoes were passable, our Evening
was pleasant as usual & as the King
played at Chess not much standing.
I am sure you will be glad to hear
that notwithstanding the damp walk
&cc, that I am really very well,
& wish you may have slept half as
well as I did. Love, Kisses, & duty to
the dear little Royals, I have not
told any body I am writing therefore
can only assure you my Dearest
                                                         of my Sincere Affection
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy


Sunday Morning
      Queens Lodge

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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/1/14/24

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 4 July 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes that nothing has happened interesting enough to warrant a letter but that she will write one to show her, her 'good intentions'. She notes that the previous evening was as 'pleasant as usual & as the King played at chess not much standing'.
    Dated at the Queen's Lodge.
    Original reference No. 22.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 178 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: Maximilian Andreasson Vigerust, 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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