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HAM/1/14/61

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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56

Lower Lodge Saturday
24 August
1782


      As you have my Dr heard every Day from
this House, & as I have nothing to say very
comfortable I begged Ly, Charlotte would
thank you for yr Affte Letter, I can
not however refrain from doing it to day
myself.
      I am thankful to hear their Majesties
are well, & trust in God this is the
only Trial[1] they will experience, the
certainty of the Dear Angels Happineʃs
ought & is certainly the greatest
comfort, but yet to you I will
own that this sad Scene has
taken deep root in my Heart, &
Time alone will get soften it.
      I am sorry you are not well, take



care of yr self, I daresay by the time
you return I shall be quite well
whether Sick or well believe me
      Ever my Dr Yr
faithful
& Affte

MCGoldsworthy


Saturday --

Mrs Cheveley desires her kind Comps

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Notes


 1. Prince Alfred had died on 20 August.

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Lower Lodge Saturday
24


      As you have my Dear heard every Day from
this House, & as I have nothing to say very
comfortable I begged Lady Charlotte would
thank you for your Affectionate Letter, I can
not however refrain from doing it to day
myself.
      I am thankful to hear their Majesties
are well, & trust in God this is the
only Trial they will experience, the
certainty of the Dear Angels Happiness
ought & is certainly the greatest
comfort, but yet to you I will
own that this sad Scene has
taken deep root in my Heart, &
Time alone will soften it.
      I am sorry you are not well, take



care of your self, I daresay by the time
you return I shall be quite well
whether Sick or well believe me
      Ever my Dear Your
faithful
& Affectionate

Martha Carolina Goldsworthy


Saturday --

Mrs Cheveley desires her kind Compliments

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 1. Prince Alfred had died on 20 August.

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/1/14/61

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 24 August 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She reports that their Majesties are well, and she hopes that 'this is the only Trial they will experience' [a reference to the death of Prince Alfred four days earlier].
    Dated at Lower Lodge.
    Original reference No. 56.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 152 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: Linda Norrgård, 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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