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HAM/1/5/4/21

Letter from Lord Warwick to Mary Hamilton

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January 31 st 1815

Dear Mrs. Dickenson --
      I am desired by Lady W
to transmit the enclosed to you. I hope
you will believe that tho' I have
unfortunately been prevented from
waiting on you that expreʃsions
of feelings on the late Event have
not been neceʃsary & that you
do me Credit for the aʃsurance
that I feel very much interested
in the late marriage of my Relation
May the union of the Families
be a constant Source of Comfort
& happineʃs is my Sincere prayer
& be some recompense for the
great Sacrifice you and Mr Dickenson



suffered in being in some
degree deprived of the Company
of a most Amiable Daughter
      I have had a continual
pain in my head tho' not a
violent one Sufficiently bad
to make me cautious of being
Exposed to the changeable weather
which formerly I disregarded
but times are alterd & I
begin at last to be cautious
with best & affectionate
Compliments to Lady Anson
believe me Dear Mrs



Dickenson yours faithfully
                                                         & Affecly
Warwick



P.S. I have been kept a Prisoner
here very much contrary to my
inclination but I have not
Spent my time in Vain

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January 31 st 1815

Dear Mrs. Dickenson --
      I am desired by Lady Warwick
to transmit the enclosed to you. I hope
you will believe that though I have
unfortunately been prevented from
waiting on you that expressions
of feelings on the late Event have
not been necessary & that you
do me Credit for the assurance
that I feel very much interested
in the late marriage of my Relation
May the union of the Families
be a constant Source of Comfort
& happiness is my Sincere prayer
& be some recompense for the
great Sacrifice you and Mr Dickenson



suffered in being in some
degree deprived of the Company
of a most Amiable Daughter
      I have had a continual
pain in my head though not a
violent one Sufficiently bad
to make me cautious of being
Exposed to the changeable weather
which formerly I disregarded
but times are altered & I
begin at last to be cautious
with best & affectionate
Compliments to Lady Anson
believe me Dear Mrs



Dickenson yours faithfully
                                                         & Affectionately
Warwick



P.S. I have been kept a Prisoner
here very much contrary to my
inclination but I have not
Spent my time in Vain

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Lord Warwick to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/5/4/21

Correspondence Details

Author: 2nd Earl of Warwick, George Greville

Place sent: London (certainty: medium)

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London (certainty: medium)

Date sent: 31 January 1815

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Lord Warwick to Mary Hamilton. He congratulates Mary and John Dickenson on the marriage of their daughter Louisa to William Anson; he hopes that the union of the families will be some recompense for 'being in some degree deprived of the Company of a most Amiable Daughter'. He adds that he is suffering from a continual pain in the head, which has made him wary of 'being Exposed to the changeable weather'. He formerly disregarded such matters, but 'I begin at last to be cautious'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 198 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 2017/18 provided by Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Georgia Tutt, MA student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Francesco Della Ferrera, undergraduate student, University of Manchester (submitted May 2018)

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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