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HAM/1/14/68

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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      62

Queens Lodge ye 21st ---
      Decbr. 1782


      It was not my intention my Dr to have
left London, without bidding you
Adieu, with my Pen, but I took
my flight four & twenty hours sooner
then was intended & that at so
short a warning, that I had it
not in my power to do any thing
which I had intended --
      I am writing from your Room,
surrounded by your Plants, which are
in the greatest Health, may they
may be an Emblem ofin theirevery ------respect
inof their Quondam Mistreʃs --
      Sunday Thus far did I get yesterday
Sunday & since I came from the Cathedral
I found yr kind Letter



indeed my Dr I enter thoroughly
into yr feelings, at parting
with such Old aquaintances
& do not wonder the Tear was
ready to start, all I will say
more upon this Tender Subject is
that I hope as you had
Heroism sufficient to part with
them, that they have been
properly valued -- . The Queens
Foot is better, she has been at the
Cathedral to day, & walks about
the House which she had not done
for some time, the Children thank
God are remarkably well, & all
except P Royal who is dreʃsing
in the Room with me.
      Tuesday we expect Lady A W---
at present we are en Famille, but



very chearful & goodhumoured --
God Bless you my Dr I am
called away, you know my Life
sufficiently to be sure it is not
an excuse, I am Ever
                             Sincrly Yr
                                Affe
                                  MCGoldsworthy

we left Mou Mou[1]
ill in Town --





Miʃs Hamilton
at
     
           

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 1. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.

Normalised Text



Queens Lodge the 2st ---
     


      It was not my intention my Dear to have
left London, without bidding you
Adieu, with my Pen, but I took
my flight four & twenty hours sooner
than was intended & that at so
short a warning, that I had it
not in my power to do any thing
which I had intended --
      I am writing from your Room,
surrounded by your Plants, which are
in the greatest Health, may they
may be an Emblem in every respect
of their Quondam Mistress --
      Sunday Thus far did I get yesterday
Sunday & since I came from the Cathedral
I found your kind Letter



indeed my Dear I enter thoroughly
into your feelings, at parting
with such Old aquaintances
& do not wonder the Tear was
ready to start, all I will say
more upon this Tender Subject is
that I hope as you had
Heroism sufficient to part with
them, that they have been
properly valued -- . The Queens
Foot is better, she has been at the
Cathedral to day, & walks about
the House which she had not done
for some time, the Children thank
God are remarkably well, & all
except Princess Royal who is dressing
in the Room with me.
      Tuesday we expect Lady A W---
at present we are en Famille, but



very cheerful & goodhumoured --
God Bless you my Dear I am
called away, you know my Life
sufficiently to be sure it is not
an excuse, I am Ever
                             Sincerely Your
                                Affectionate
                                  Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

we left Mou Mou
ill in Town --





Miss Hamilton
at
     
           

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 1. Probably the French teacher, Mlle Suzanne Moula.

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/1/14/68

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: Windsor

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: high)

Date sent: 21 December 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She reports that she is writing from Hamilton's room at Queen's Lodge, 'surrounded by your Plants, which are in the greatest Health'.
    Goldsworthy continues the letter on Sunday [22 December], having received Hamilton's letter. She sympathises with her sorrow in parting with old acquaintances, and 'I hope as you had Heroism sufficient to part with them, that they have been properly valued.' She reports that the Queen's foot is better; she has been at the cathedral today, and walks about the house, 'which she had not done for some time, the Children thank God are remarkably well'. She ends the letter hastily: 'I am called away, you know my Life sufficiently to be sure it is not an excuse.'
    Dated at the Queen's House.
    Original reference No. 62.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 261 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: Natalya Hobbs, 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

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Revision date: 3 August 2020

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