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HAM/1/14/41

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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42


I could not answer yr- Note my Dr because I was
in the midst of my Toilette, but am happy to hear
that at least you have got rid of your Fever,
I most sincerely wish ------------------------------
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------ you know me my Dear & know that I
am Sincere, therefore be aʃsured whatever lays
in my power that can either relieve your Mind
or Body I shall be most ready to do. Mlle
desires her love & will most willingly supply yr-
place to morrow, I can answer that neither of
us ever think it a hard Duty to do any
thing that can relieve you. I shall be
sincerely happy to see you & embrace you
to morrow Evg if you are really able to come.
I must do the Princeʃs's justice & say that
they really have very frequently inquired
after you, & Prʃs Augusta has sent her



Love, Dr Prʃs Elizh is very well, she has got
another very Sore Boil, but with the
aʃsistance of a Smart Gauze Cloak is
to go down Stairs this Evg -- they send
their Love. Adieu my Dr Sincerely
                                                         Affy Yr
MCG-

½ pt 4 --
287th April 1780

            Miʃs Hamilton
      St James's[1]

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I could not answer your Note my Dear because I was
in the midst of my Toilette, but am happy to hear
that at least you have got rid of your Fever,
I most sincerely wish


you know me my Dear & know that I
am Sincere, therefore be assured whatever lays
in my power that can either relieve your Mind
or Body I shall be most ready to do. Mademoiselle
desires her love & will most willingly supply your
place to morrow, I can answer that neither of
us ever think it a hard Duty to do any
thing that can relieve you. I shall be
sincerely happy to see you & embrace you
to morrow Evening if you are really able to come.
I must do the Princess's justice & say that
they really have very frequently inquired
after you, & Princess Augusta has sent her



Love, Dear Princess Elizabeth is very well, she has got
another very Sore Boil, but with the
assistance of a Smart Gauze Cloak is
to go down Stairs this Evening -- they send
their Love. Adieu my Dear Sincerely
                                                         Affectionately Your
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

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            Miss Hamilton
      St James's

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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/1/14/41

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: high)

Date sent: 27 April 1780

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She assures Hamilton that she and another governess will be able to help with her hours [in attendance] that night and notes that the princesses have been making enquiries for her.
    Part of the text had been crossed through and is unreadable.
    Original reference No. 42.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 198 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: Mohamed Abdulrahman, 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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