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HAM/1/4/2/27

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson, and copy of reply

Diplomatic Text


                                                        
My dear Sir,

In my extreme distreʃs on the afflicting information I have
just now received it is impoʃsible to communicate to you the
instructions that are requisite upon the occasion, my mind
is so totally distracted that I can enter upon one subject only
which can not be deferr'd & that is respecting my dear daughter's
funeral. I approve of Mr. Elliott's being employ'd with caution
not to run into unneceʃsary expence, I wish it to be in the Pa=
rish
of Paddington where I have already employd him three
times, in all which he acquitted himself with great propriety,
& I am sure he will be anxious to preserve a continuance of
my regard. With respect to my conduct towards Mr. Holman
as there can be no further intercourse between us I by no
means desire to act with rancour. I can add no more at
present being call'd upon to write a line of grateful ack=
nowledgements
to the worthy Mrs. Mann all other objects
tho' deferr'd, shall not be neglected. Ever yours most faithfully

Frederick Hamilton

Bath June 12th. 1810.[1]

Pray supply Mrs. Mann without re=
serve
with what money she may
want upon this occasion.[2]



[3]




John Dickenson Esqr.[4]
No.49 Welbeck Street
London


12 June 1810[5]

Mr F Hamilton
on the death of his
Daughter Mrs. Holman
[6]




[8]
Copy of Lr. to Mr. H -- 15 June 1810
My dear Sir
I have this day paid the last tribute of Esteem & Respect to the
memory of yr amiable Daughter by attending her Interment at Paddington
Church as Chief Mourner, where the Body was placed in the Vault -- Mr.
Holman did not attend the Funeral -- having mentioned his Name, I
must in Justice say that his behaviour to Mrs. Holman during her last
illneʃs was extremely attentive & proper & it seemed to afford her great
Consolation to have him with her -- I will not dwell on more on the sad
Subject but to offer to you the truly sincere Condolences of my family
on the severe loʃs you have sustained & to aʃsure you that we participate
in your feelings on this melancholy Event --
I remain
My dr Sir
&c. --
J.D.

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 8. The following is a reply written by John Dickenson

Normalised Text


                                                        
My dear Sir,

In my extreme distress on the afflicting information I have
just now received it is impossible to communicate to you the
instructions that are requisite upon the occasion, my mind
is so totally distracted that I can enter upon one subject only
which can not be deferr'd & that is respecting my dear daughter's
funeral. I approve of Mr. Elliott's being employ'd with caution
not to run into unnecessary expense, I wish it to be in the Parish
of Paddington where I have already employed him three
times, in all which he acquitted himself with great propriety,
& I am sure he will be anxious to preserve a continuance of
my regard. With respect to my conduct towards Mr. Holman
as there can be no further intercourse between us I by no
means desire to act with rancour. I can add no more at
present being call'd upon to write a line of grateful acknowledgements
to the worthy Mrs. Mann all other objects
though deferr'd, shall not be neglected. Ever yours most faithfully

Frederick Hamilton

Bath June 12th. 1810.

Pray supply Mrs. Mann without reserve
with what money she may
want upon this occasion.








John Dickenson Esquire
No.49 Welbeck Street
London










Copy of Letter to Mr. Hamilton -- 15 June 1810
My dear Sir
I have this day paid the last tribute of Esteem & Respect to the
memory of your amiable Daughter by attending her Interment at Paddington
Church as Chief Mourner, where the Body was placed in the Vault -- Mr.
Holman did not attend the Funeral -- having mentioned his Name, I
must in Justice say that his behaviour to Mrs. Holman during her last
illness was extremely attentive & proper & it seemed to afford her great
Consolation to have him with her -- I will not dwell more on the sad
Subject but to offer to you the truly sincere Condolences of my family
on the severe loss you have sustained & to assure you that we participate
in your feelings on this melancholy Event --
I remain
My dear Sir
&c. --
John Dickenson

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 1. This dateline appears to the left of the signature.
 2. Moved postscript here from top right of p.1.
 3. We have swapped pp.2 and 3 of the pdf image for ease of presentation. The pdf image therefore differs from that in Luna.
 4. Postmarks 'E 13JU13 1810' and 'BATH' above address when unfolded.
 5. Moved annotation here from right margin of p.2, written vertically.
 6. Moved second annotation here from between address and first annotation, written vertically.
 7. Moved third annotation here from between address and second annotation.
 8. The following is a reply written by John Dickenson

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson, and copy of reply

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/2/27

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: Bath

Addressee: John Dickenson

Place received: London

Date sent: 12 June 1810

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Frederick Hamilton to John Dickenson. The letter relates to organizing funeral arrangements for Frederick's daughter.
    Included in the letter is a copy of a reply written by John Dickenson to Frederick Hamilton, dated 15 June 1810. Dickenson reports that he 'paid the last tribute of esteem & respect' to the memory of Hamilton's daughter, by attending her interment at Paddington Church as chief mourner. Her husband did not attend the funeral. In justice to him, Dickenson reports, Mr Holman's 'behaviour to Mrs Holman during her last days was extremely attentive & proper & it seemed to afford her great consolation to have him with her'.
    Dated at Bath.
   

Length: 3 sheets, 347 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 2016/17 provided by The John Rylands Research Institute.

Research assistant: Sarah Connor, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Research assistant: Carla Seabra-Dacosta, MA student, University of Vigo

Transliterator: Charlotte Campbell, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2017)

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: 17 April 2020

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