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HAM/1/6/2/4

Note from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton

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25th May 1781


      My dr Madm as I am impatient to
make the most of the few Days that
remain to me in England I sent an
invitation to you for last Night
& this -- but no answer coming I
doubt of your having received it
but hope I shall not lose the
pleasure of your Company to a
scramble Supper with our Sunning Hill
friends this Evening -- most affectionly
                             y- Hmle Se E Vesey
fryday 25th. May 1781



      cY
                             Miʃs Hamilton
St James's

Vesey

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      My dear Madam as I am impatient to
make the most of the few Days that
remain to me in England I sent an
invitation to you for last Night
& this -- but no answer coming I
doubt of your having received it
but hope I shall not lose the
pleasure of your Company to a
scramble Supper with our Sunninghill
friends this Evening -- most affectionately
                             your Humble Servant Elizabeth Vesey
Friday



     
                             Miss Hamilton
Saint James's


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Library References

Repository: The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Note from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/6/2/4

Correspondence Details

Author: Elizabeth Vesey

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: London

Date sent: 25 May 1781

Letter Description

Summary: Note from Elizabeth Vesey to Mary Hamilton. She wishes to 'make the most of the few Days' that she has in England. She wrote to Hamilton previously with an invitation for the previous or the present evening. She wonders if Hamilton has received her invitation, as she has had no reply, and again invites Hamilton to 'a scramble Supper'.
    Original reference No. 4.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 76 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

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: 13 April 2020

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