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HAM/1/6/1/3

Letter from Frances Evelyn Boscawen to Mary Hamilton

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12th
March
1785

My Dear Madam

      I beg You will present my best
Thanks to Mr Dickenson for the
Favour He did me this Morning.
      I am afraid He will think Me
a great Goʃsip, but to day I was
oblig'd to go down early to the House
of Lords expecting to be call'd upon
to swear, in relation to a Bill
my Son had before a Comitee of
their Lordps.: returning home I calld
upon Mrs. Delany & found Her
well.
      I had the Pleasure to see Mr
Dickenson last Night & the intenti=
=on
to present my self to Him but



                                                        

He was engag'd in Conversation with
Mr. Pulteney all the while I
was in the room, & I had not the
courage or impertinence to interrupt Him. Allow
me to say that my very sincere
good Wishes attend for His Happineʃs
I believe I need not say whether Yours is
included in this Wish or that
I am with the highest Esteem &
Regard
                             Dear Madam
                             your faithfull &
                                  Obedient Servant
                                            F. Boscawen

      Hle. Mrs. Boscawen
12 March 1785[1]




[2]



To
      Miʃs Hamilton
                             Clarges Street.

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Normalised Text


12th
March
1785

My Dear Madam

      I beg You will present my best
Thanks to Mr Dickenson for the
Favour He did me this Morning.
      I am afraid He will think Me
a great Gossip, but to day I was
oblig'd to go down early to the House
of Lords expecting to be call'd upon
to swear, in relation to a Bill
my Son had before a Committee of
their Lordships: returning home I called
upon Mrs. Delany & found Her
well.
      I had the Pleasure to see Mr
Dickenson last Night & the intention
to present my self to Him but



                                                        

He was engag'd in Conversation with
Mr. Pulteney all the while I
was in the room, & I had not the
courage or impertinence to interrupt Him. Allow
me to say that my very sincere
good Wishes attend for His Happiness
I believe I need not say whether Yours is
included in this Wish or that
I am with the highest Esteem &
Regard
                             Dear Madam
                             your faithful &
                                  Obedient Servant
                                            Frances Boscawen









To
      Miss Hamilton
                             Clarges Street.

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from Frances Evelyn Boscawen to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/6/1/3

Correspondence Details

Author: Frances Evelyn Boscawen

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 12 March 1785

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Frances Evelyn Boscawen to Mary Hamilton. She asks Hamilton to thank Mr Dickenson for his help and notes that she is afraid that he will think that she is a 'great Gossip, but today I was oblig[e]d to go down early to the House of Lords expecting to be call[e]d upon to swear, in relation to a Bill my son had before a Committee of their Lord[shi]ps', after which she visited Mrs Delany. The previous night she had seen but not spoken with Mr Dickenson.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 180 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: Isabella Formisano, former MA student, University of Manchester

Research assistant: Carla Seabra-Dacosta, MA student, University of Vigo

Transliterator: Andrew Gott, dissertation student, University of Manchester (submitted June 2012)

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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