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HAM/1/7/4/7

Letter from John Farhill to Mary Hamilton

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11th. Janry 1782


My dear Madam

      I am cover'd with such confu
sion
that I know not what to write
Mrs Tufnell was fully apprizd of your
Intention; I was in Dover Str yesterday
three times on that subject, & twice
I calld at yr Appartments. I was to
have sent again in the afternoon, but
being informd at dinner that the
Princeʃses
went to the opera, and as
you had taken no notice of an Engage
ment
which I considerd merely condition
al
; I concluded (god knows why or where
fore
) that yr attendance on them preven
ted
it. I am so sensibly hurt that I
am present totally unable to apologize
in person, nor shall I wonder if I am
hereafter forever discarded from yr
[g]ood opinion.          Sincerely yrs
                                                         J. Farhill

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11th. January 1782


My dear Madam

      I am covered with such confusion
that I know not what to write
Mrs Tufnell was fully apprised of your
Intention; I was in Dover Street yesterday
three times on that subject, & twice
I called at your Apartments. I was to
have sent again in the afternoon, but
being informed at dinner that the
Princesses went to the opera, and as
you had taken no notice of an Engagement
which I considered merely conditional
; I concluded (god knows why or wherefore
) that your attendance on them prevented
it. I am so sensibly hurt that I
am present totally unable to apologise
in person, nor shall I wonder if I am
hereafter forever discarded from your
good opinion.          Sincerely yours
                                                         John Farhill

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Metadata

Library References

Repository: John Rylands Research Institute and Library, University of Manchester

Archive: Mary Hamilton Papers

Item title: Letter from John Farhill to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: HAM/1/7/4/7

Correspondence Details

Sender: John Farhill

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 11 January 1782

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from John Farhill to Mary Hamilton, relating to some confusion over a meeting. He had informed a Mrs Tufnell about Hamilton's intentions and had called three times at Dover Street the previous day on 'this subject' and also called twice at Hamilton's apartment, unsuccessfully. He had meant to try again but was informed at dinner that the princesses were to attend the Opera. He writes that 'as you had taken no notice of an Engagement which I considered merely conditional, I concluded [...] that y[ou]r attendance on them preceded it'. He writes that he is 'hurt' and at present 'unable to apologize in person, nor shall I wonder if I am hereafter forever discarded from your good opinion'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 128 words

Transliteration Information

Editorial declaration: First edited in the project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers' (Hannah Barker, Sophie Coulombeau, David Denison, Tino Oudesluijs, Cassandra Ulph, Christine Wallis & Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, 2019-2023).

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: Transcription and XML version created as part of project 'Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers', funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under grant AH/S007121/1.

Transliterator: Tino Oudesluijs, editorial team (completed 26 October 2020)

Cataloguer: Lisa Crawley, Archivist, The John Rylands Library

Cataloguer: John Hodgson, Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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

Revision date: 7 February 2022

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