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Note from Lord Warwick to John Dickenson

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My Dear Sr.

      I am extremely sorry that
having received your Letter when very
particularly engaged with the Regiment
I unfortunately destroyed it I fear with
other papers -- I have in vain endeavord
to recover it -- & to have found myself
in such a situation as to have been
able to give my aʃsistance to the
Gentleman you recommend; but I have
long ago had so many & such warm
recommendations from particular friends
that I realy must decline interesting
myself on this occasion -- I am not a
Governor but confeʃs I have a general



accquaintance with them -- I should be
extremely sorry to go counter to their
wishes & amidst the number of
applications I have received I shall
not be able to know how to act --
      I am very glad to congratulate you
on Mrs. Dickensons recoving her health
& I shall at all times be happy to
aʃsure you in person of the real Interest
I feel for your Wellfare -- how long I
stay here I know not as I believe
my Regt. will be soon removed from
hence: I cannot answer for my time
if I should know any thing for certain
I will inform you in the hopes of
having the pleasure of seeing you &
Mrs. Dickenson --



Lady Warwick joins in Compliments
& good wishes to you & her -- I cannot
wish your family better than mine
is -- I have no leʃs than 8 Children
at home -- who with their Grandfather
two Aunts and a Cousin make a
tolerable family party --
My chief Employment now is --
cutting down Trees of my own planting
I have between 20, & 30,000. which I
must destroy -- I wish I could send
them to you & my other friends --
as they are uncommonly fine but --
they are at least 30 or 40 feet high -- so
that I cannot do otherwise than cut them
down.      I am My Dear Sr.
                             Your faithful friend
                             &c.
                                                         Warwick
      Warwick Castle August 25th 1794 -- [1]

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My Dear Sir

      I am extremely sorry that
having received your Letter when very
particularly engaged with the Regiment
I unfortunately destroyed it I fear with
other papers -- I have in vain endeavoured
to recover it -- & to have found myself
in such a situation as to have been
able to give my assistance to the
Gentleman you recommend; but I have
long ago had so many & such warm
recommendations from particular friends
that I really must decline interesting
myself on this occasion -- I am not a
Governor but confess I have a general



acquaintance with them -- I should be
extremely sorry to go counter to their
wishes & amidst the number of
applications I have received I shall
not be able to know how to act --
      I am very glad to congratulate you
on Mrs. Dickensons recovering her health
& I shall at all times be happy to
assure you in person of the real Interest
I feel for your Welfare -- how long I
stay here I know not as I believe
my Regiment will be soon removed from
hence: I cannot answer for my time
if I should know any thing for certain
I will inform you in the hopes of
having the pleasure of seeing you &
Mrs. Dickenson --



Lady Warwick joins in Compliments
& good wishes to you & her -- I cannot
wish your family better than mine
is -- I have no less than 8 Children
at home -- who with their Grandfather
two Aunts and a Cousin make a
tolerable family party --
My chief Employment now is --
cutting down Trees of my own planting
I have between 20, & 30,000. which I
must destroy -- I wish I could send
them to you & my other friends --
as they are uncommonly fine but --
they are at least 30 or 40 feet high -- so
that I cannot do otherwise than cut them
down.      I am My Dear Sir
                             Your faithful friend
                             &c.
                                                         Warwick
      Warwick Castle August 25th 1794 --

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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/1/5/4/8

Correspondence Details

Author: 2nd Earl of Warwick, George Greville

Place sent: Warwick

Addressee: John Dickenson

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 25 August 1794

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Lord Warwick to John Dickenson. He apologises for the loss of a recommendation by Dickenson of a 'gentleman', though he is overwhelmed by 'warm recommendations from particular friends'. The letter then gives family and regimental news. Warwick reports that at the present time he is mainly involved in the cutting down of trees on his estate, of which he has about 20,000-30,000.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 331 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: Hollie Wilson, 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

Copyright: Transcriptions, notes and TEI/XML © the editors

Revision date: 3 August 2020

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