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HAM/1/14/4

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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4.

Queens Lodge
Sunday Night

25 July 1778

My Dearest

Tho I think it most likely that I shall not
have five minutes, yet to convince you that
I will kepep my word I take the Pen the
first moment I can which is at a quarter
before ten Sunday Night, I am writing
to you from my own Room, which I
am delighted with & where I hope we
shall in due time spend some comfortable
hours together, I hope to hear this
day has been a happy one to you
& that no unlucky expreʃsion has
embittered it, believe me my dear I
most heartily & sincerely wish you
happineʃs, thorns there are in every
state, but a contented mind I know



by experience gathers the Roses notwithstand[in]g
& such I am sure yours is.
We arrived safe at the Castle at
Seven last Night, & spent the Evg
till 9 as usual, this Morg at eight
we all went to the Chapel, after
breakfasted in Mrs Hagedorns
new Room with Genl Fritag Genl
Budé Col Hotham & Mr Arnald[1],
The King Princes & all their
Gentlemen afterwards took their
walk, & the Queen read us a Sermon
Ly Charlotte & Ly Egremont
attending, nothing worth relating
paʃsed from that hour till nine



there, when we proceeded to the Castle
& dined in the same Room that you
remember, I often thought of you &
wished for you, dont die, but Baron
Albr---laben dined with us & sat by
me. To morrow their Majesties &c &c
go to Eton to hear the Boys deliver
their Speeches, I scarcely think I shall
go as s Elizh does not. God Bleʃs
you I can not add another line
but to say that I am
Afftly Yr

MCG-

we do not set out
till 6 o Clock Tuesday Evg



Miʃs Hamilton
      at Prince Ernest House
      Kew

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 1. A tutor to the Prince of Wales.

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Queens Lodge
Sunday Night


My Dearest

Though I think it most likely that I shall not
have five minutes, yet to convince you that
I will keep my word I take the Pen the
first moment I can which is at a quarter
before ten Sunday Night, I am writing
to you from my own Room, which I
am delighted with & where I hope we
shall in due time spend some comfortable
hours together, I hope to hear this
day has been a happy one to you
& that no unlucky expression has
embittered it, believe me my dear I
most heartily & sincerely wish you
happiness, thorns there are in every
state, but a contented mind I know



by experience gathers the Roses notwithstanding
& such I am sure yours is.
We arrived safe at the Castle at
Seven last Night, & spent the Evening
till 9 as usual, this Morning at eight
we all went to the Chapel, after
breakfasted in Mrs Hagedorns
new Room with General Fritag General
Budé Colonel Hotham & Mr Arnald,
The King Princes & all their
Gentlemen afterwards took their
walk, & the Queen read us a Sermon
Lady Charlotte & Lady Egremont
attending, nothing worth relating
passed from that hour till nine



there, when we proceeded to the Castle
& dined in the same Room that you
remember, I often thought of you &
wished for you, dont die, but Baron
Albr---laben dined with us & sat by
me. To morrow their Majesties &c &c
go to Eton to hear the Boys deliver
their Speeches, I scarcely think I shall
go as Princess Elizabeth does not. God Bless
you I can not add another line
but to say that I am
Affectionately Your

Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

we do not set out
till 6 o Clock Tuesday Evening



Miss Hamilton
      at Prince Ernest House
      Kew

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 1. A tutor to the Prince of Wales.

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/1/14/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Kew

Date sent: 25 July 1778

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton, concerning her safe arrival at the Queen's Lodge, and the Royal family.
    Dated at the Queen's Lodge.
    Original reference No. 4.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 314 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: Shormi Khan Choua, 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: 11 April 2019

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