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Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton

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Dec 1778

Dear Miʃs Hamilton

      I receiv'd a letter from Lord Dartrey by the last
Post informing me of the great loʃs you had sustain'd
by the death of your Mother. From your dutiful attach
ment
to an affectionate Parent & the great sensibility of
your disposition I know how much you will stand in
need of the kind interposition of your Friends to exhort
you to moderate your affliction, you are fortunately
in the hands of Friends of the greatest worth & sincerity
I mean Lord & Lady Dartrey who I am sure will inforce
every proper argument of consolation. As from your own
observation this melancholy event cou'd not have come
upon you by surprize I hope you have been in some
measure prepared to bear the shock. When your mind
is a little calm'd it will be a great satisfaction to me



to hear from you in the mean time give me leave to aʃsure
you that I remain with every sentiment of the most
sincere regard
                                                         Your faithful & Affecte. Uncle
Frederick Hamilton

Mrs. Hamilton desires me
to offer her most Affectionate
Compts.
Latour December 10th. 1778
Clontarf near Dublin

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Dear Miss Hamilton

      I receiv'd a letter from Lord Dartrey by the last
Post informing me of the great loss you had sustain'd
by the death of your Mother. From your dutiful attachment
to an affectionate Parent & the great sensibility of
your disposition I know how much you will stand in
need of the kind interposition of your Friends to exhort
you to moderate your affliction, you are fortunately
in the hands of Friends of the greatest worth & sincerity
I mean Lord & Lady Dartrey who I am sure will inforce
every proper argument of consolation. As from your own
observation this melancholy event could not have come
upon you by surprise I hope you have been in some
measure prepared to bear the shock. When your mind
is a little calm'd it will be a great satisfaction to me



to hear from you in the mean time give me leave to assure
you that I remain with every sentiment of the most
sincere regard
                                                         Your faithful & Affectionate Uncle
Frederick Hamilton

Mrs. Hamilton desires me
to offer her most Affectionate
Compliments
Latour December 10th. 1778
Clontarf near Dublin

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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/1/4/1/8

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: Clontarf, near Dublin

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: low)

Date sent: 10 December 1778

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to Mary Hamilton, offering his condolences on the death of her mother. Frederick received the news via a letter from Lord Dartrey. He says that he knows 'how much you will stand in need of the kind interposition of your Friends to exhort you to moderate your affliction'. However, he believes that Mary has been prepared for the shock, since 'this melancholy event cou'd not have come upon you by surprize'. He hopes to hear from her when her mind is a little calmed.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 191 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: Alice Hunter, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Kelly Wilby, 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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