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HAM/1/4/1/25

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

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Nov. 1782

      Dear Miʃs Hamilton

      I believe you are sufficiently persuaded that my
regard for you did not originate from the circum=
stance
of your flattering situation in the Royal Family;
and tho' I may now lament your decided resolution
of withdrawing yourself from it, which I shou'd with
difficulty have approved, had I even been acquainted
with your motives for taking such a step; yet you will
find in me the same steady attachment through every
change of situation that may be appointed for you.
From my recollection of some particulars in our con=
versation
when you was last in Town, I judge that
you had not then taken this resolution. I hope
you may never have reason to repent it & that after
having made so large a sacrifice you may not be
disappointed of the objects that prompted you to it.
As you are to be so soon in Town I suspend any further
                                                         reflections



upon this matter till we meet. Apropos tomorrow
being the 13th. I am in your debt £25. if you wou'd have
the money before you come to Town let me know how
I can send it you Mrs. Hamilton who is highly interested
in your happineʃs desires to be affectionately rememberd
to you. I am Dear Miʃs Hamilton
Your faithful Humble Servt.

Frederick Hamilton

St. James's Street
      Novr. 12th. 1782.[1]

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 1. These two lines appear to left of closing salutation and signature.

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      Dear Miss Hamilton

      I believe you are sufficiently persuaded that my
regard for you did not originate from the circumstance
of your flattering situation in the Royal Family;
and though I may now lament your decided resolution
of withdrawing yourself from it, which I should with
difficulty have approved, had I even been acquainted
with your motives for taking such a step; yet you will
find in me the same steady attachment through every
change of situation that may be appointed for you.
From my recollection of some particulars in our conversation
when you was last in Town, I judge that
you had not then taken this resolution. I hope
you may never have reason to repent it & that after
having made so large a sacrifice you may not be
disappointed of the objects that prompted you to it.
As you are to be so soon in Town I suspend any further
                                                         reflections



upon this matter till we meet. Apropos tomorrow
being the 13th. I am in your debt £25. if you would have
the money before you come to Town let me know how
I can send it you Mrs. Hamilton who is highly interested
in your happiness desires to be affectionately remembered
to you. I am Dear Miss Hamilton
Your faithful Humble Servant

Frederick Hamilton

St. James's Street
      November 12th. 1782.

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 1. These two lines appear to left of closing salutation and signature.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/1/25

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 12 November 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. He believes she is sufficiently persuaded that his high regard for her does not stem from her connections with the Royal Household. Although he is saddened at her decision to resign her position, his attachment to her will remain the same 'through every change of situation that may be appointed for you'. He hopes that she will not regret her decision.
    Dated at St James's Street, [London].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 224 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 2013/14 provided by G.L. Brook bequest, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: George Bailey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Anna Jones, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Chun Quing, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

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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