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HAM/1/4/2/12

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson

Diplomatic Text


Nov. 1789

      Dear Sir,

      I have received a letter from my Agent in Scotland,
acquainting me that as the Gentleman from whom he expected
to receive the Thousand Pounds, was not then in Edinburgh, nor
had even given him a positive answer, tho' it was to have been paid
on the 11th. of this Inst. I was certainly very properly at liberty not to
consider him any further in the matter. I shall therefore avail my=
self
of your goodneʃs to me, and will immediately execute a proper
Bond for your security, which shall be ready to be deliver'd to any
Person you may think proper to authorize me to give it on your
behalf; it shall be dated as I formerly mention'd from the day
your Bill was sent from Manchester. As for the Scotch part of
the busineʃs, that will now require a new arrangement, which
may be very safely deferr'd till I have the pleasure of seeing
you. In the meantime I beg you will be aʃsured that I shall con=
sider
your interest with every possible attention, and that
I shall be ready, with the utmost pleasure, to return your
money into your hands, wherever you may think proper to
signify your inclination to receive it.
      Notwithstanding the loʃs of the King's Theatre in
                                                         the



the Haymarket, we are to have greater doings in music than ever
the ensuing Winter & Spring. Marchesi[1] certainly returns, we had
a letter from him yesterday; Pacchierotti[2] is already here with some
new great Instrumental Performers. I beg to offer the Compts. of my
Family to you & Mrs. Dickenson & remain with great regard
                             Dear Sir,
                             Your Affectionate & obliged Humble Servt.
Frederick Hamilton

Oxford Street. No. 249.
November 20th. 1789.[3]



John Dickenson Junr. Esqr.
      Taxal
      Chapel de la Frith
Derbyshire

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Notes


 1. Luigi Marchesi (1754-1829), Italian castrato singer (Wikipedia).
 2. Gaspare Pacchierotti (1740-1821), Italian castrato singer.
 3. This dateline appears to the left of the closing salutation and signature.

Normalised Text



      Dear Sir,

      I have received a letter from my Agent in Scotland,
acquainting me that as the Gentleman from whom he expected
to receive the Thousand Pounds, was not then in Edinburgh, nor
had even given him a positive answer, though it was to have been paid
on the 11th. of this Instant I was certainly very properly at liberty not to
consider him any further in the matter. I shall therefore avail myself
of your goodness to me, and will immediately execute a proper
Bond for your security, which shall be ready to be deliver'd to any
Person you may think proper to authorize me to give it on your
behalf; it shall be dated as I formerly mention'd from the day
your Bill was sent from Manchester. As for the Scotch part of
the business, that will now require a new arrangement, which
may be very safely deferr'd till I have the pleasure of seeing
you. In the meantime I beg you will be assured that I shall consider
your interest with every possible attention, and that
I shall be ready, with the utmost pleasure, to return your
money into your hands, wherever you may think proper to
signify your inclination to receive it.
      Notwithstanding the loss of the King's Theatre in
                                                        



the Haymarket, we are to have greater doings in music than ever
the ensuing Winter & Spring. Marchesi certainly returns, we had
a letter from him yesterday; Pacchierotti is already here with some
new great Instrumental Performers. I beg to offer the Compliments of my
Family to you & Mrs. Dickenson & remain with great regard
                             Dear Sir,
                             Your Affectionate & obliged Humble Servant
Frederick Hamilton

Oxford Street. No. 249.
November 20th. 1789.



John Dickenson Junior Esquire
      Taxal
      Chapel de la Frith
Derbyshire

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 1. Luigi Marchesi (1754-1829), Italian castrato singer (Wikipedia).
 2. Gaspare Pacchierotti (1740-1821), Italian castrato singer.
 3. This dateline appears 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 John Dickenson

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/2/12

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: London

Addressee: John Dickenson

Place received: Taxal, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Date sent: 20 December 1789

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson. The letter primarily relates to financial matters and also mentions the loss of the King's Theatre in the Haymarket [the theatre burnt down in June 1789] and the expectation of coming musical events. Frederick Hamilton reports that the singer Pacchierotti [Gasparo Paccherotti, opera singer (1744-1821)] is already in town 'with some new great Instrumental performers'.
    Dated at Oxford Street, [London].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 297 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: Emily Hodson, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Samuel Nightingale, 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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