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HAM/1/14/33

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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31

Queens Lodge Friday Night --
Octbr.Novbr. 1779


Tho I have never had it in my power to write
yet I have often thought of you my Dst
I know seize the moment whilst Prʃs
Augusta is writing her German to as
I am as you know besides all my other
Capacitys Teacher, & her Leʃsons &
Prʃs Elizh are always with me in
English, they go on very well & desire
their Love, & I must do them Justice
that if they have not wrote it
has not been their fault, but
indeed they have not had time but
they talk of it -- Our Life has
gone on pretty much as usual, to
morrow is a Hunting day, whether



we go you know is always a
Secret, pray kiʃs Dear Prʃs Mary
& thank her for her Meʃsage, &
that the Queen was much pleased
with her ------ good resolutions.
Mrs Tolpey appeared at Chapel
last Wednesday with in a Grey
Riding Habit there is no describing
her Figure, I did keep my Countenance
but Mr Lyte & Col. Hotham laughd
the whole time, I wish you could
have seen it. God Bleʃs you my Dst
will you be so good as to give
my Love to Miʃs Harriot & tell
her the first moment I can I
will write & thank her for her
very entertaining Letter I am
                                                         most Affly Yr
                                                         MCG --
Love to Chi Chi --



      Pray kiss Prʃs Sophia --



     

Miʃs Hamilton
      Kew

Novbr. 1779
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Queens Lodge Friday Night --


Though I have never had it in my power to write
yet I have often thought of you my Dearest
I now seize the moment whilst Princess
Augusta is writing her German as
I am as you know besides all my other
Capacitys Teacher, & her Lessons &
Princess Elizabeth are always with me in
English, they go on very well & desire
their Love, & I must do them Justice
that if they have not wrote it
has not been their fault, but
indeed they have not had time but
they talk of it -- Our Life has
gone on pretty much as usual, to
morrow is a Hunting day, whether



we go you know is always a
Secret, pray kiss Dear Princess Mary
& thank her for her Message, &
that the Queen was much pleased
with her good resolutions.
Mrs Tolpey appeared at Chapel
last Wednesday in a Grey
Riding Habit there is no describing
her Figure, I did keep my Countenance
but Mr Lyte & Colonel Hotham laughed
the whole time, I wish you could
have seen it. God Bless you my Dearest
will you be so good as to give
my Love to Miss Harriot & tell
her the first moment I can I
will write & thank her for her
very entertaining Letter I am
                                                         most Affectionately Your
                                                         Martha Carolina Goldsworthy --
Love to Chi Chi --



      Pray kiss Princess Sophia --



     

Miss Hamilton
      Kew

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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/1/14/33

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: November 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, relating to the princesses, especially Elizabeth and Augusta.
    Dated at the Queen's Lodge.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 241 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: Richard Mole, 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: 13 April 2020

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