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HAM/1/4/7/20

Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Charles Hamilton

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8

To Mr. Charles Hamilton.
      from Mr Fredk

18764


      Dear Brother,

      I arrived here a few days ago, having in the midst of storms
met with a safe though a rough paʃsage to Holy Head; we ran it
in light hours from Skerries, the inundations that are every where can
hardly be conceiv'd; however I am now safe in port, & must be satisfied
to pospone my projects to a more favourable opportunity, as a com=
bination
of unforeseen croʃs circumstances seem to conspire against my
carrying them into execution at present: upon the whole my expedition
was far from being an unprofitable one, as I have arranged my
affairs so as to go on for some time at least, without requiring my pre=
sence
. I have concluded amicably with Mr. Buttle & discharged his
Bill of Costs, which for doing leʃs than nothing was still by no means
a small one. I left Mr. Fetherston in Dublin concluding a Purchase
with Ld Kingsland; I cou'd make no fixt agreement with him till
I have had an opportunity of knowing what trouble he will have
upon my account for which he is well aʃsured that he will be proper-
ly
considered. I have left directions with Mr. Welldone[1] to send the



Picture by the first opportunity, of which he is to give me notice, as
your collection increases, I conclude; you will soon be under the neceʃsity
of looking out for larger apartments. I have receiv'd much greater
civilities from many people here than I had reason to expect which
will make my residence here much more agreeable than it has
hitherto been I beg to be rememberd to Mrs. Hamilton & my Niece
I am
                             Dear Brother
                                                         Yours most affectionately
Frederick Hamilton

York Feby. 17.th 1764.[2]




Mr F Hamilton
to his Brother

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 1. Mr Welldone is also mentioned in HAM/1/4/7/25.
 2. This dateline appears to the left of the signature.

Normalised Text






      Dear Brother,

      I arrived here a few days ago, having in the midst of storms
met with a safe though a rough passage to Holy Head; we ran it
in light hours from Skerries, the inundations that are every where can
hardly be conceiv'd; however I am now safe in port, & must be satisfied
to postpone my projects to a more favourable opportunity, as a combination
of unforeseen cross circumstances seem to conspire against my
carrying them into execution at present: upon the whole my expedition
was far from being an unprofitable one, as I have arranged my
affairs so as to go on for some time at least, without requiring my presence
. I have concluded amicably with Mr. Buttle & discharged his
Bill of Costs, which for doing less than nothing was still by no means
a small one. I left Mr. Fetherston in Dublin concluding a Purchase
with Lord Kingsland; I could make no fixt agreement with him till
I have had an opportunity of knowing what trouble he will have
upon my account for which he is well assured that he will be properly
considered. I have left directions with Mr. Welldone to send the



Picture by the first opportunity, of which he is to give me notice, as
your collection increases, I conclude; you will soon be under the necessity
of looking out for larger apartments. I have receiv'd much greater
civilities from many people here than I had reason to expect which
will make my residence here much more agreeable than it has
hitherto been I beg to be rememberd to Mrs. Hamilton & my Niece
I am
                             Dear Brother
                                                         Yours most affectionately
Frederick Hamilton

York February 17.th 1764.




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 1. Mr Welldone is also mentioned in HAM/1/4/7/25.
 2. This dateline appears to the left of the signature.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Frederick Hamilton to Charles Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/4/7/20

Correspondence Details

Author: Frederick Hamilton

Place sent: York

Addressee: Charles Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 17 February 1764

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Frederick Hamilton to his brother Charles Hamilton. He arrived in York a few days ago, after a safe but rough passage across the Irish Sea to Holyhead. His visit to Dublin on business matters was satisfactory: 'upon the whole my expedition was far from being an unprofitable one, as I have arranged my affairs so as to go on for some time at least, without requiring my presence.' He concluded amicably with Mr Buttle, and discharged his bill of costs. He has left instructions for Mr Welldone to send his brother a picture, 'as your collection increases'.
    Dated at York.
    Original reference No. 8.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 285 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).

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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: Faye Broadbent, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted December 2013)

Transliterator: William Quamina, 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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