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HAM/1/14/25

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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23

Queens Lodge pt one
      Monday
6th- Sepbr 1779


A Thousand thanks my Dearest for yr-
kind Notes, as Her Majesty is not at
home I have it not yet ------ toin my power to
say what her Answer will be to the
Dear Princeʃs's Dressages Literaires, but
as I am never certain of my time, I
seize this to say how kindly I feel
yr- goodneʃs to poor Beale, I hope
by yr- account to find her much
better Wednesday, indeed I was seriosly
alarmed about her yesterday, I can't
imagine I am at all distreʃsed for
want of her, for Pascal does my
Hair, & as you know the outside of
itmy Head being in order is of consequence
here that was the most eʃsential.



You need not my Dear be alarmed
about me, the pain in my Head
yesterday was only a differente
reprises, & to day I am quite well
I have taken a fine Walk in the
Park with P Royal & was glad
to feel the Sun for it is exceʃsively
sharp. I wish you could have heard
Mr Smelt & me dispute about
Sr C Hardy,[1] I am really an
excellent Politician. God Bleʃs
you my Dearest Believe me
      very Affty Yr-
      MCG --

Since I wrote the above I have seen
Her Majesty, she is pleased their R
Hs have continued their writing, but



does not think s A so well as what
was done on Saturday, either the
Sense or Handwriting, ------------ wishes
Mr Guiffardier would when he
corrects the the false spelling
likewise correct or rather help her to
write the extract in a more correct manner
or to use her own Words in better Sense.
my Love and Duty to all the little
Dears, I hope s Elizth & P Adolphus
Swelling in their Face will be of
no further consequence --



P Royal desires
her Love to you

Miʃs Hamilton

      Kew[2]

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Notes


 1. Presumably Sir Charles Hardy the Younger (d. 1780), the admiral in command of the Channel Fleet, whose strategy vis-à-vis a Franco-Spanish fleet in the months up to 3 September 1779 were subjects of lively controversy (ODNB).
 2. These lines appear written vertically.

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Queens Lodge past one
      Monday


A Thousand thanks my Dearest for your
kind Notes, as Her Majesty is not at
home I have it not yet in my power to
say what her Answer will be to the
Dear Princess's Dressages Literaires, but
as I am never certain of my time, I
seize this to say how kindly I feel
your goodness to poor Beale, I hope
by your account to find her much
better Wednesday, indeed I was seriously
alarmed about her yesterday, I can't
imagine I am at all distressed for
want of her, for Pascal does my
Hair, & as you know the outside of
my Head being in order is of consequence
here that was the most essential.



You need not my Dear be alarmed
about me, the pain in my Head
yesterday was only a differente
reprises, & to day I am quite well
I have taken a fine Walk in the
Park with Princess Royal & was glad
to feel the Sun for it is excessively
sharp. I wish you could have heard
Mr Smelt & me dispute about
Sir Charles Hardy, I am really an
excellent Politician. God Bless
you my Dearest Believe me
      very Affectionately Your
      Martha Carolina Goldsworthy --

Since I wrote the above I have seen
Her Majesty, she is pleased their Royal
Highnesses have continued their writing, but



does not think Princess Augusta so well as what
was done on Saturday, either the
Sense or Handwriting, ------------ wishes
Mr Guiffardier would when he
corrects the false spelling
likewise correct or rather help her to
write the extract in a more correct manner
or to use her own Words in better Sense.
my Love and Duty to all the little
Dears, I hope Princess Elizabeth & Prince Adolphus
Swelling in their Face will be of
no further consequence --



Princess Royal desires
her Love to you

Miss Hamilton

      Kew

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 1. Presumably Sir Charles Hardy the Younger (d. 1780), the admiral in command of the Channel Fleet, whose strategy vis-à-vis a Franco-Spanish fleet in the months up to 3 September 1779 were subjects of lively controversy (ODNB).
 2. These lines appear written vertically.

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/1/14/25

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Kew

Date sent: 6 September 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, conveying general news, including news of the Princess Royal and of the Smelts.
    Dated at the Queen's Lodge.
    Original reference No. 23.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 316 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

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Revision date: 13 April 2020

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