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HAM/1/14/81

Letter from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton

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I would have thanked you sooner & scolded
you my Dear Miʃs Hamilton, had
I had a moments time, but I had not
& now have only a moment to tell you
that we are all returned well to the Queens
House, where we shall be happy to
see you, whenever your Health allows
it, but I fear this sad weather must
have pulled you back. How can any
thing be so silly, pray what should
have put in to your head I did not
Love you as well as ever, I make
allowances for your Nerves being weak
but Wo be to you, if you ever have
any such Whims again Adieu my
Dear, the Princeʃs's send their Love, I did
not receive your Silly Letter till Monday



but as you did not date it, I could not
gueʃs when it was wrote, but by the contents
found it had lain somewhere, Adieu
once more my Dear Madam
believe me Miʃs Hamilton
                                                         Affy Yr-
MCG

Royal Nursery Qs House
Wedy Afternoon

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I would have thanked you sooner & scolded
you my Dear Miss Hamilton, had
I had a moments time, but I had not
& now have only a moment to tell you
that we are all returned well to the Queens
House, where we shall be happy to
see you, whenever your Health allows
it, but I fear this sad weather must
have pulled you back. How can any
thing be so silly, pray what should
have put in to your head I did not
Love you as well as ever, I make
allowances for your Nerves being weak
but Woe be to you, if you ever have
any such Whims again Adieu my
Dear, the Princess's send their Love, I did
not receive your Silly Letter till Monday



but as you did not date it, I could not
guess when it was wrote, but by the contents
found it had lain somewhere, Adieu
once more my Dear Madam
believe me Miss Hamilton
                                                         Affectionately Your
Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Royal Nursery Queens House
Wednesday Afternoon

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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/1/14/81

Correspondence Details

Author: Martha Carolina Goldsworthy

Place sent: London (certainty: high)

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: n.d.

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Martha Carolina Goldsworthy to Mary Hamilton. She writes that they are all at the Queen's House and that she would be happy to see her. She writes that she loves Hamilton as much as ever and on her health.
    Dated at the Royal Nursery.
    Original reference No. 93.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 174 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: Richard Mole, 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: 2 April 2020

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