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HAM/1/2/51

Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

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Sunday -- I went a shooting on Saturday, killed
a Land rail & that was all -- On Sunday Miʃs P. & I
went after morning Service to Bampton to hear
Mr. Dayvy -- desire Louisa will read the Abso
lution
aloud with a perfect Monsterous
tenor & pronounce every s. & c as a zed[1] & then
you will have Mr. Dayvy -- in perfection --
Monday -- Went a Shooting killed a Leveret
a Hawk & a brace of Partridges -- saw some
Game and some beautiful Scenery --
Tuesday -- Went a fishing after breakfast &
brought home 14 Fish -- I mentioned
this morning that I shd. set out on thursday
but so much was said about my spending
the Week that I gave up the point & shall
set out certainly on Monday for Plymouth.
Mrs. P. is just going a per to send a person
to Tiverton on busineʃs -- & therefore I am
scribbling post haste -- a post goes to day from



Bampton or I would have wrote a long letter --
Had no letter from You yesterday -- I will
write on thursday -- Adieu ma tres chere
                             Yrs. Ever & Aye
JD




                                                         Single[2]
To
Mrs. Dickenson
32 Devonshire Place
London

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Notes


 1. Cf. zatizfied etc. (HAM/1/2/45) and further mockery of Mr Dayvy's preaching in HAM/1/2/50.
 2. Postmarks 'E 23SE23 1813' and 'TIVERTON' above address when unfolded.

Normalised Text



Sunday -- I went a shooting on Saturday, killed
a Land rail & that was all -- On Sunday Miss Perkin & I
went after morning Service to Bampton to hear
Mr. Dayvy -- desire Louisa will read the Absolution
aloud with a perfect Monstruous
tenor & pronounce every s. & c as a zed & then
you will have Mr. Dayvy -- in perfection --
Monday -- Went a Shooting killed a Leveret
a Hawk & a brace of Partridges -- saw some
Game and some beautiful Scenery --
Tuesday -- Went a fishing after breakfast &
brought home 14 Fish -- I mentioned
this morning that I should set out on thursday
but so much was said about my spending
the Week that I gave up the point & shall
set out certainly on Monday for Plymouth.
Mrs. Perkin is just going to send a person
to Tiverton on business -- & therefore I am
scribbling post haste -- a post goes to day from



Bampton or I would have written a long letter --
Had no letter from You yesterday -- I will
write on thursday -- Adieu ma tres chere
                             Yours Ever & Aye
John Dickenson




                                                         Single
To
Mrs. Dickenson
32 Devonshire Place
London

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 1. Cf. zatizfied etc. (HAM/1/2/45) and further mockery of Mr Dayvy's preaching in HAM/1/2/50.
 2. Postmarks 'E 23SE23 1813' and 'TIVERTON' above address when unfolded.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from John Dickenson to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/2/51

Correspondence Details

Author: John Dickenson

Place sent: Oakford (certainty: high)

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 21 September 1813
when 21 September 1813 (precision: medium)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from John Dickenson to his wife Mary née Hamilton. He writes of spending his time shooting and fishing. He writes that he will leave for Plymouth on Monday.
    Original reference No. 9.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 193 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 2014/15 and 2015/16 provided by the Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Donald Alasdair Morrison, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Jake Tilley, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted November 2014)

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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