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HAM/1/5/4/17

Note from Lord Warwick to John Dickenson

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December 27th.
1814


My Dear Dickenson

      I do aʃsure you a common
pain in my face should not
have prevented me from having
called on you or receiving you
& Gl. Anson when you were
so obliging as to call on me
But I have a very severe
Cold in all its forms & it has
not deigned to retire back
in dignified leisure.
however my light Spirits
annoy his rear & I think
no vestige of the Enemy
will long remain --



As to dining I have
not done it for some days
& if I do not relapse wch
I do not apprehend I shall
dine Saturday with
my Family near Southn.[1]
      I have not yet seen my
Sister so you may suppose
I have not only thought myself
ill. -- I need not say
that otherwise I should
most gladly have accepted
your Invitation for it will
be a great Satisfaction
to me to congratulate you



Mrs. Dickenson & my
Cousin on the happy & I
hope speedy prospect
of seeing her united
to a person in all respects
such as a wise as well
as indulgent Parent would
desire as a Son in Law
Pray aʃsure Gl. Anson
that I regret very much
that I have been so
unfortunate as to miʃs
the Opportunity of making
his Acquaintance which I
shall not when I can fail
to do -- The American



news was indeed most
unexpected to me if I ever
gave the despicable
nation any Credit
their unworthy vain
boasting (knowing
what they must have
known) would have
anihilated it fully.
      I hope we shall
not let them too much
liberty to plague us
again. With best-
Afft. Compts. to Mrs Dicken[son]
& your Daughter
I am Always
yours

Warwick

J. Dickenson Esqr[2]

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Notes


 1. See HAM/1/5/4/20.
 2. This direction appears to the left of the signature.

Normalised Text


December 27th.


My Dear Dickenson

      I do assure you a common
pain in my face should not
have prevented me from having
called on you or receiving you
& General Anson when you were
so obliging as to call on me
But I have a very severe
Cold in all its forms & it has
not deigned to retire back
in dignified leisure.
however my light Spirits
annoy his rear & I think
no vestige of the Enemy
will long remain --



As to dining I have
not done it for some days
& if I do not relapse which
I do not apprehend I shall
dine Saturday with
my Family near Southampton
      I have not yet seen my
Sister so you may suppose
I have not only thought myself
ill. -- I need not say
that otherwise I should
most gladly have accepted
your Invitation for it will
be a great Satisfaction
to me to congratulate you



Mrs. Dickenson & my
Cousin on the happy & I
hope speedy prospect
of seeing her united
to a person in all respects
such as a wise as well
as indulgent Parent would
desire as a Son in Law
Pray assure General Anson
that I regret very much
that I have been so
unfortunate as to miss
the Opportunity of making
his Acquaintance which I
shall not when I can fail
to do -- The American



news was indeed most
unexpected to me if I ever
gave the despicable
nation any Credit
their unworthy vain
boasting (knowing
what they must have
known) would have
annihilated it fully.
      I hope we shall
not let them too much
liberty to plague us
again. With best-
Affectionate Compliments to Mrs Dickenson
& your Daughter
I am Always
yours

Warwick

John Dickenson Esquire

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 1. See HAM/1/5/4/20.
 2. This direction appears to the left of the signature.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Note from Lord Warwick to John Dickenson

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/4/17

Correspondence Details

Author: 2nd Earl of Warwick, George Greville

Place sent: London (certainty: high)

Addressee: John Dickenson

Place received: London (certainty: medium)

Date sent: 27 December 1814

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Lord Warwick to John Dickenson, conveying family news, including the proposed marriage of Louisa Dickenson to Sir William Anson.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 294 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 2014/15 and 2015/16 provided by the Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Donald Alasdair Morrison, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Jake Tilley, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted November 2014)

Cataloguer: Lisa Crawley, Archivist, The John Rylands Library

Cataloguer: John Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, The John Rylands Library

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Revision date: 13 April 2020

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