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HAM/1/14/6

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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96

Kew House Tuesday


I rejoice my Dear Miʃs Hamilton to hear you gain
strength, & that you are in hopes of soon being
able to get on Horseback, which I daresay will
be of great use to you, lucky for me that it
is not neceʃsary for I never should have
Courage to ride in the Neighbourhood of
London. Prʃs Augusta is thank God quite
well, & I think quite as strong, & more amiable
then ever, I always thought I loved her, but
I am sure I do now more then ever, A R -
has ordered me to give her Love to you, &
thank you for yr Meʃsage, she wishes you
could see her Apartments which are full
of Roses, Minionett Violets & c, I am sorry
our Airings are at so great a distance that
we can not meet, we are out twice in the



day in the Coach & between both these ------,
& walk Morg & Afternoon besides, but notwith-
standing
this we find time to do our
busineʃs very well & very quietly, we have
been three times at the Queens House,
once we went by your Lodgings, which we
did not know till afterwards, & we met
Mrs Hamilton going to you
      Adieu I am obliged to finish
                                                         & am Sincerly
                                                         Yrs
MCG --

      Mrs Cheveley desires her
best Compts -- take care of yourself with
this Cold weather --

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Kew House Tuesday


I rejoice my Dear Miss Hamilton to hear you gain
strength, & that you are in hopes of soon being
able to get on Horseback, which I daresay will
be of great use to you, lucky for me that it
is not necessary for I never should have
Courage to ride in the Neighbourhood of
London. Princess Augusta is thank God quite
well, & I think quite as strong, & more amiable
than ever, I always thought I loved her, but
I am sure I do now more than ever, A R -
has ordered me to give her Love to you, &
thank you for your Message, she wishes you
could see her Apartments which are full
of Roses, Mignonette Violets & c, I am sorry
our Airings are at so great a distance that
we can not meet, we are out twice in the



day in the Coach & between both these ------,
& walk Morning & Afternoon besides, but notwithstanding
this we find time to do our
business very well & very quietly, we have
been three times at the Queens House,
once we went by your Lodgings, which we
did not know till afterwards, & we met
Mrs Hamilton going to you
      Adieu I am obliged to finish
                                                         & am Sincerely
                                                         Yours
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy --

      Mrs Cheveley desires her
best Compliments -- take care of yourself with
this Cold weather --

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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/1/14/6

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Kew

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: high)

Date sent: unknown
notAfter 1778 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She is happy to hear that Hamilton has gained some strength and is now able to go on horseback, which she may be equal to, but Goldsworthy herself prefers a carriage. She reports that Princess Augusta is quite well and is as strong and more amiable than she ever was. Goldsworthy writes that she loves the Princess more than ever and continues with news on the royal children.
    The letter is undated, but Goldsworthy refers to Mrs Hamilton, who died in 1778.
    Dated at Kew House.
    Original reference No. 96.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 234 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 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Georgia Tutt, MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Maria Aldén, MA student, Uppsala University (submitted June 2018)

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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