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HAM/1/4/1/29

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

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      May 1786

My Dear Mrs. Dickenson

      I happen'd to be with Mr. Greville when he receiv'd
the Heritable Bond, & when I came home I also found
your letter; with regard to the Assignment of the Bond to me in
Trust, I shall apply to you & Mr. Dickenson when I
shall have receiv'd the proper Instructions from
Scotland, I propose it shou'd be in the name of my
Friend Sir William Cunynghame. If Mr. Dickenson
will send an Order to his Banker to receive the Money
it shall be paid on the day. The following Receipt
upon a Shilling Stamp signed by Mr. Dickenson and
you will be authority sufficient.
Receiv'd from The Revd. Frederick Hamilton the
Thousand Pounds Sterlg. due to my Wife Mrs. Mary
Dickenson upon an Heritable Bond of Provision
granted to her by her Father The Honble. Charles Hamilton deceas'd,
together with Twenty Five Pounds being half a years
Interest upon the same due the 13th. of May 1786,
which we acknowledge to be in full of all Demands
whatever -- .



We receiv'd yesterday the afflicting account of the death
of poor Lord Brooke who was taken ill at a Gentleman's
House on his way to Winchester & died in six hours after;
these are all the particulars I have yet heard. Sr. James
& Lady Caroline Peachy are in the utmost affliction.
Mrs. Hamilton & my Daughter desire to be affectionately
rememberd to you & Mr. Dickenson. Robert we hear is
very well, it has happen'd by chance that we have not
seen him lately Adieu Dear Madam I remain
                             Your faithful & Affectionate
                                                         Humble Servant
                                                         Frederick Hamilton
Bedford Square
      May 4th. 1786.[1]

P. S.
      You will please to observe that Mr. Dickenson's
order is to be sent to my House. If I should not be at
home I will not fail to call upon his Banker the same
day or certainly the next

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My Dear Mrs. Dickenson

      I happen'd to be with Mr. Greville when he receiv'd
the Heritable Bond, & when I came home I also found
your letter; with regard to the Assignment of the Bond to me in
Trust, I shall apply to you & Mr. Dickenson when I
shall have receiv'd the proper Instructions from
Scotland, I propose it should be in the name of my
Friend Sir William Cunynghame. If Mr. Dickenson
will send an Order to his Banker to receive the Money
it shall be paid on the day. The following Receipt
upon a Shilling Stamp signed by Mr. Dickenson and
you will be authority sufficient.
Receiv'd from The Reverend Frederick Hamilton the
Thousand Pounds Sterling due to my Wife Mrs. Mary
Dickenson upon an Heritable Bond of Provision
granted to her by her Father The Honourable Charles Hamilton deceas'd,
together with Twenty Five Pounds being half a years
Interest upon the same due the 13th. of May 1786,
which we acknowledge to be in full of all Demands
whatever -- .



We receiv'd yesterday the afflicting account of the death
of poor Lord Brooke who was taken ill at a Gentleman's
House on his way to Winchester & died in six hours after;
these are all the particulars I have yet heard. Sir James
& Lady Caroline Peachy are in the utmost affliction.
Mrs. Hamilton & my Daughter desire to be affectionately
remembered to you & Mr. Dickenson. Robert we hear is
very well, it has happen'd by chance that we have not
seen him lately Adieu Dear Madam I remain
                             Your faithful & Affectionate
                                                         Humble Servant
                                                         Frederick Hamilton
Bedford Square
      May 4th. 1786.

P. S.
      You will please to observe that Mr. Dickenson's
order is to be sent to my House. If I should not be at
home I will not fail to call upon his Banker the same
day or certainly the next

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 1. These two lines appear to the left of closng 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/1/4/1/29

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 4 May 1786

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. The letter discusses the assignment to Frederick in trust of the heritable bond for £1000, which was granted to Mary by her late father, Charles Hamilton. He adds that he heard yesterday of the death of 'poor Lord Brooke' [George Greville (1772-1786), Lord Brooke, son of the 2nd Earl of Warwick], who was taken ill on his way to Winchester.
    Dated at Bedford Square, [London].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 317 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: Gemma Warren, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Aina Jabeen-Khan, 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: 3 August 2020

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