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HAM/1/14/26

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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24

My Dearest

I trouble you with the inclosed to Prʃs
Elizh, & tho not many memorable
Events have happened, I have Sanity
enough to think my Scrawl will not
be unwelcome, I wish you was here, every
thing has been chearful and good humored
the most ridiculous thing that has happened ------was Mr Arnold[1]
being ordered to be introduced by Col
Luke to Mrs Bludworth as the new
Cannon he had no Idea of its being
properly performed without attempting
a Salute,[2] which I thought he had
been successful in, but that he with
great vehemence denies, & certainly,



as appearances sometimes are deceitful I
will not insist but I saw his Face
very near hers, & you may imagine
what a Sight it was, I thought
I should have expired, & was yet
frightened to death for fear of offending her
he declares he will never attempt again
& they are both equally afraid of
each other -- I am enchanted with
Harlyford which you do not wonder at
this Morg we are all quiet, the King
is gone out with the Princes &c &c
the Q is at home, P Royal alone
and Prʃs Augusta translating in the
Room with me, she is vastly good, &
you then know how pleasing, I wish
Love to ------you, God Bleʃs you my Dear



my Love to Mou Mou[3], & Chi Chi[4], &
believe me with great Sincerity
Your faithful
& Affce

MC Goldsworthy
--
Windsor
10th. Sepbr 1779
[5]



Goldsworthy

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Notes


 1. William Arnald (so spelled). His appointment as Canon of Windsor is mentioned in GEO/ADD/3/82/26 of 26 Aug. 1779.
 2. In the sense '[a] kiss, by way of salutation' (OED s.v. salute n. 2).
 3. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.
 4. The pet-name of Mrs Louisa Cheveley, nurse to Princess Amelia (Stuart 1939, citing Burney)
 5. This is written to the left of the signature.

Normalised Text



My Dearest

I trouble you with the enclosed to Princess
Elizabeth, & though not many memorable
Events have happened, I have Sanity
enough to think my Scrawl will not
be unwelcome, I wish you was here, every
thing has been cheerful and good humored
the most ridiculous thing that has happened was Mr Arnold
being ordered to be introduced by Colonel
Luke to Mrs Bludworth as the new
Canon he had no Idea of its being
properly performed without attempting
a Salute, which I thought he had
been successful in, but that he with
great vehemence denies, & certainly,



as appearances sometimes are deceitful I
will not insist but I saw his Face
very near hers, & you may imagine
what a Sight it was, I thought
I should have expired, & was yet
frightened to death for fear of offending her
he declares he will never attempt again
& they are both equally afraid of
each other -- I am enchanted with
Harleyford which you do not wonder at
this Morning we are all quiet, the King
is gone out with the Princes &c &c
the Queen is at home, Prince Royal alone
and Princess Augusta translating in the
Room with me, she is vastly good, &
you then know how pleasing, I wish
Love to you, God Bless you my Dear



my Love to Mou Mou, & Chi Chi, &
believe me with great Sincerity
Your faithful
& Affectionate

Martha Carolina Goldsworthy
--




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 1. William Arnald (so spelled). His appointment as Canon of Windsor is mentioned in GEO/ADD/3/82/26 of 26 Aug. 1779.
 2. In the sense '[a] kiss, by way of salutation' (OED s.v. salute n. 2).
 3. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.
 4. The pet-name of Mrs Louisa Cheveley, nurse to Princess Amelia (Stuart 1939, citing Burney)
 5. This is written to the left of the signature.

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/1/14/26

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 10 September 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, concerning events at Windsor.
    Dated at Windsor.
    Original reference No. 24.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 243 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: Mariola Kotromanac, 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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