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HAM/1/5/1/2

Letter from Reverend Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton

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letter
of a 1st. cousin
Rev AH Cathcart


Wolverton Thursday 1st
Sepbr 1808


My Dear Cousin
                             I was sorry I had not an
opportunity of thanking you for your
kind letter by the Post of yesterday. I had
it in full contemplation to make you a
visit about this time & shall be most happy
to pay my respects to you & Mr Dickenson
on Tuesday next & to stay with you for that
night but I must return next day as I have
some things going on at home that require
my presence. I am very sorry to speak in
the first person singular, but Mrs
Cathcart in addition to the situation of
Encrease
has a complaint in her head
& altogether is not in visiting order



& with much regret must decline accepting
your kind Invitation this time. We
are much obliged to you for your kind
recollection of our Children Arch is
at school & Fanny going on in her
usual joy of leʃsons &c. The others
are all well. I had heard of Mr
Dickensons migration but not of his
return. Pray remember us most kindly
to him & Mrs Dickenson & Believe me
                             Ever my Dear Cousin
                                                         most Faithfully Yrs
AH Cathcart




Mrs Dickenson[1]
Leighton House
Leighton

                             Bedford shire

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 1. Postmark 'STONEY STRATFORD 52' above address panel.

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Wolverton Thursday 1st
September 1808


My Dear Cousin
                             I was sorry I had not an
opportunity of thanking you for your
kind letter by the Post of yesterday. I had
it in full contemplation to make you a
visit about this time & shall be most happy
to pay my respects to you & Mr Dickenson
on Tuesday next & to stay with you for that
night but I must return next day as I have
some things going on at home that require
my presence. I am very sorry to speak in
the first person singular, but Mrs
Cathcart in addition to the situation of
Increase
has a complaint in her head
& altogether is not in visiting order



& with much regret must decline accepting
your kind Invitation this time. We
are much obliged to you for your kind
recollection of our Children Arch is
at school & Fanny going on in her
usual joy of lessons &c. The others
are all well. I had heard of Mr
Dickensons migration but not of his
return. Pray remember us most kindly
to him & Mrs Dickenson & Believe me
                             Ever my Dear Cousin
                                                         most Faithfully Yours
Archibald Hamilton Cathcart




Mrs Dickenson
Leighton House
Leighton

                             Bedford shire

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 1. Postmark 'STONEY STRATFORD 52' above address panel.

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Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Reverend Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/1/2

Correspondence Details

Author: Archibald Hamilton Cathcart

Place sent: Wolverton

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: Leighton Buzzard, Beds.

Date sent: 1 September 1808

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Rev. Hon. Archibald Hamilton Cathcart to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to general family news on the health of Frances Cathcart and on Cathcart's acceptance of an invitation to visit Hamilton and her family.
   

Length: 3 sheets, 207 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: Amanda Widmalm, MA student, Uppsala University (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: 13 April 2020

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