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HAM/1/4/1/32

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

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      Aug 1789

Dear Mrs. Dickenson

      I am extremely obliged to you for a brace of
very fine Grouse which I received on Saturday morning
in perfect order. I am glad to hear that you are so soon
to have the pleasure of Mr. Dickenson's return. I hope he has
received all the benefit he expected by the Bath waters.
      Robert arrived here from Germany three weeks ago last
Saturday, & is so much grown that when he came into the
Room I hardly knew him, being near 5 feet 10 inches in sta=
ture
, & perfectly strait. You may remember there was an idea
that he had been in England some time ago with Mr. Fabricius
which he denied very positively, as Robert does also to my
perfect conviction. He has not been attended to by any
means in the manner I had a right to expect which upon
his complaints, was the reason of my bringing him home. he is
this day 18 complete & is now labouring with great diligence
to make himself fit for his new station, in point of figure



he will be thought a capital Recruit, & as he is well disposed
I am inclined to hope that I shall not be ashamed of him.
Jane received your letter some days ago, & will soon write to
you herself to thank you for it. My Family in general desire
to be affectionately remember'd to you & Mr. Dickenson I remain
                             Dear Madam
                                  Your faithful Humble Servant
                                       Frederick Hamilton
Oxford Street No. 249
      August 17th. 1789.[1]

P.S. Mr Greville's being in Town is
always so uncertain, that any letters
that you may intend to favor me with, I
wou'd by no means have enclosed to him

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Dear Mrs. Dickenson

      I am extremely obliged to you for a brace of
very fine Grouse which I received on Saturday morning
in perfect order. I am glad to hear that you are so soon
to have the pleasure of Mr. Dickenson's return. I hope he has
received all the benefit he expected by the Bath waters.
      Robert arrived here from Germany three weeks ago last
Saturday, & is so much grown that when he came into the
Room I hardly knew him, being near 5 feet 10 inches in stature
, & perfectly strait. You may remember there was an idea
that he had been in England some time ago with Mr. Fabricius
which he denied very positively, as Robert does also to my
perfect conviction. He has not been attended to by any
means in the manner I had a right to expect which upon
his complaints, was the reason of my bringing him home. he is
this day 18 complete & is now labouring with great diligence
to make himself fit for his new station, in point of figure



he will be thought a capital Recruit, & as he is well disposed
I am inclined to hope that I shall not be ashamed of him.
Jane received your letter some days ago, & will soon write to
you herself to thank you for it. My Family in general desire
to be affectionately remember'd to you & Mr. Dickenson I remain
                             Dear Madam
                                  Your faithful Humble Servant
                                       Frederick Hamilton
Oxford Street No. 249
      August 17th. 1789.

P.S. Mr Greville's being in Town is
always so uncertain, that any letters
that you may intend to favour me with, I
would by no means have enclosed to him

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 1. These 2 lines appear to the left of the 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/1/4/1/32

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: London

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Taxal, Chapel-en-le-Frith (certainty: medium)

Date sent: 17 August 1789

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to family news. Frederick writes of his son, Robert, who has now returned from Germany, and of his hopes that Mr Dickenson had benefited by the waters at Bath.
    Dated at Oxford Street, [London].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 287 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: Thomas Ingham, 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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