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HAM/1/4/2/15

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson

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April 1790

      Dear Sir,

      On Wednesday the 7th. Inst. immediately after my return
from Suffolk I enclosed to you at Taxal a Post Bill for
Twenty Five Pounds payable at Meʃsrs. Ransom Morland &
Hammersley's And as Miʃs Hamilton has this day receiv'd
a letter from Mrs. Dickenson dated the 12th. Inst. in which
you are so good as to send me your Compts. without any men=
tion
whatever of the Bill, I conclude it cou'd not at that
time have come to hand, I have therefore my apprehen=
sions
lest my letter may have miscarried or that the Bill has
been taken out of it. Mr Greville by my desire directed the
letter more distinctly than usual, & I myself saw it given to
a very careful Postman whom I have known for some time.
I have already sent to Mr Hammersley's desiring that the
proper precautions shou'd be observed if the Bill shou'd
be offer'd for Payment. If the Bill shou'd have come to



your hands I beg you will give me immediate notice. As
I have a particular dislike to sending Bills in letters, I shall
be much obliged to you if hereafter you will please to draw upon
Meʃsrs. Ransom Morland & Hammersley regularly as your Interest
money shall become due, & I will take care to give them my di=
rections
for your punctual payment. The Bill wou'd have been
sent some days sooner had I not been detain'd at Stanton by
the illneʃs of my Curate, which threw the whole busineʃs of
my Parish upon me for about a month. I propose to return
there in the first week in June to continue till November
& my whole Family is to follow me after I have been there about
ten days & got things in order for their reception. I am happy
to hear Mrs. Dickenson & my God Daughter are well. I remain
with great regard Dear Sir,
                                                         Your faithful & Affectionate Humble Servt.
Frederick Hamilton

Oxford Street -- 249
      April 15th. 1790.[1]



John Dickenson Junr. Esqr.
Taxal -- Chapel le Frith
Derbyshire[2]

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 1. This dateline appears to the left of the closing signature.
 2. Postmark '--- --- 90' below address.

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      Dear Sir,

      On Wednesday the 7th. Instant immediately after my return
from Suffolk I enclosed to you at Taxal a Post Bill for
Twenty Five Pounds payable at Messrs. Ransom Morland &
Hammersley's And as Miss Hamilton has this day receiv'd
a letter from Mrs. Dickenson dated the 12th. Instant in which
you are so good as to send me your Compliments without any mention
whatever of the Bill, I conclude it could not at that
time have come to hand, I have therefore my apprehensions
lest my letter may have miscarried or that the Bill has
been taken out of it. Mr Greville by my desire directed the
letter more distinctly than usual, & I myself saw it given to
a very careful Postman whom I have known for some time.
I have already sent to Mr Hammersley's desiring that the
proper precautions should be observed if the Bill should
be offer'd for Payment. If the Bill should have come to



your hands I beg you will give me immediate notice. As
I have a particular dislike to sending Bills in letters, I shall
be much obliged to you if hereafter you will please to draw upon
Messrs. Ransom Morland & Hammersley regularly as your Interest
money shall become due, & I will take care to give them my directions
for your punctual payment. The Bill would have been
sent some days sooner had I not been detain'd at Stanton by
the illness of my Curate, which threw the whole business of
my Parish upon me for about a month. I propose to return
there in the first week in June to continue till November
& my whole Family is to follow me after I have been there about
ten days & got things in order for their reception. I am happy
to hear Mrs. Dickenson & my God-daughter are well. I remain
with great regard Dear Sir,
                                                         Your faithful & Affectionate Humble Servant
Frederick Hamilton

Oxford Street -- 249
      April 15th. 1790.



John Dickenson Junior Esquire
Taxal -- Chapel le Frith
Derbyshire

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 1. This dateline appears to the left of the closing signature.
 2. Postmark '--- --- 90' below address.

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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 John Dickenson

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/2/15

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: London

Addressee: John Dickenson

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

Date sent: 15 April 1790

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson. The letter primarily relates to Frederick's previous letter (HAM/1/4/2/14). He is concerned that Dickenson had not received the letter and the enclosed Bill. The letter also notes that Frederick's curate in Stanton had been ill, which meant that for the past month all the business of the parish had fallen on him.
    Dated at Oxford Street, [London].
   

Length: 1 sheet, 342 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: Louisa Gerrard, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: Yangzi Zhou, 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: 2 April 2020

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