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HAM/1/14/36

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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39

Windsor --
Queens Lodge Tuesday near three
March 28th 1780


Many thanks my Dearest for your wellcome Letter,
I am sorry to find that my Dear little Patient
has given you such an Alarm, I am happy
however to findhear she was so much better & sincerly
pray H R H may have no more drawbacks, I
know nobody that deserves Health more thorough,
for nobody is more patient in Sickneʃs, I beg
you will tell her with my affectionate Duty
that she has never been out of my thoughts,
& that I felt very much the leaving her tho'
I know she would not want me, but I felt
I miʃsed her, & still do. Yesterday we went a
Hunting, that is I attended the Princeʃs's to
see the Stag turned out of the Cart, we were
two hours & a half going to see that, & then
left the Hunters & went to Breakfast at



Mr Nevill's, returned home at near 4, dined at
6 Miʃs Planta & I came upstairs at a little
before Seven with the Princeʃs's, sent for to at
8 & then spent the remainder of the Evg in
the usual agreable manner, this Morg the
Queen the two Princeʃs's & P William in a
Coach escorted by the King & two Princes
on Horseback, have been at Harleyford, they
bring a much better account of our Dear
Lady Charlotte, I was not of the Party, &
comforted myself with a very fine Walk
with my two Chevaliers, Genl Budé
& Col. Hotham, since that I red yr Letter
am dreʃsed & ready to walk down Stairs & begin the
usual busineʃs of the day, this is a faithful
narrative my Dear Child & I am sure you
must wish to be here, whether I wish it for
you or not, I leave to your penetration,



Adieu, Love to Mou Mou[1] & Duty to the
Dear Children, & believe me
                             Ever Affly Yrs-
MC Goldsworthy --


We have had Lady
Courtown both Evgs but no Cards --



Miʃs Hamilton
St James's

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 1. Read as 'Mou Mou' following Princess Elizabeth's unambiguously spelled 'Moumou' in HAM/1/1/3/4; also mentioned in HAM/1/14/39, HAM/1/14/68, HAM/1/14/88. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.

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Windsor --
Queens Lodge Tuesday near three
March 28th 1780


Many thanks my Dearest for your welcome Letter,
I am sorry to find that my Dear little Patient
has given you such an Alarm, I am happy
however to hear she was so much better & sincerely
pray Her Royal Highness may have no more drawbacks, I
know nobody that deserves Health more thorough,
for nobody is more patient in Sickness, I beg
you will tell her with my affectionate Duty
that she has never been out of my thoughts,
& that I felt very much the leaving her though
I know she would not want me, but I felt
I missed her, & still do. Yesterday we went a
Hunting, that is I attended the Princesses to
see the Stag turned out of the Cart, we were
two hours & a half going to see that, & then
left the Hunters & went to Breakfast at



Mr Nevill's, returned home at near 4, dined at
6 Miss Planta & I came upstairs at a little
before Seven with the Princesses, sent for at
8 & then spent the remainder of the Evening in
the usual agreeable manner, this Morning the
Queen the two Princesses & Prince William in a
Coach escorted by the King & two Princes
on Horseback, have been at Harleyford, they
bring a much better account of our Dear
Lady Charlotte, I was not of the Party, &
comforted myself with a very fine Walk
with my two Chevaliers, General Budé
& Colonel Hotham, since that I received your Letter
am dressed & ready to walk down Stairs & begin the
usual business of the day, this is a faithful
narrative my Dear Child & I am sure you
must wish to be here, whether I wish it for
you or not, I leave to your penetration,



Adieu, Love to Mou Mou & Duty to the
Dear Children, & believe me
                             Ever Affectionately Yours
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy --


We have had Lady
Courtown both Evenings but no Cards --



Miss Hamilton
St James's

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 1. Read as 'Mou Mou' following Princess Elizabeth's unambiguously spelled 'Moumou' in HAM/1/1/3/4; also mentioned in HAM/1/14/39, HAM/1/14/68, HAM/1/14/88. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.

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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/1/14/36

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 28 March 1780

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, relating to the royal children. She was concerned to hear that one of the princesses caused her 'such an Alarm', but is happy to hear that she is now much better and 'sincerly pray H R H may have no more drawbacks'. No-one deserves health more. Yesterday they went hunting, 'that is I attended the Princess's to see the Stag turned out of the Cart, we were two hours & a half going to see that.'
    This morning the Queen, two princesses and Prince William in a coach, escorted by the King and two princes on horseback, have been at Harleyford. 'They bring a much better account of our Dear Lady Charlotte' [Finch]. Goldsworthy did not join them, but 'comforted myself with a very fine Walk with my two Chevaliers, Gen[era]l Budé & Col. Hotham'.
    Dated at Lower Lodge [Windsor].
    Original reference No. 39.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 344 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).

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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: Ella Lowson, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2018)

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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