Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/82/70

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


                                                         70
                                                         Sunday Morng
                                                         10 oClock

                             Recd. 28th.
                             Novbr. 1779 -- [1]


      I am only able my ever dearest Miranda
to scribble a few hasty lines to you to say how happy
I am to hear yr. Cold is better & to thank you for
yr. ever kind, affectionate, dear instructing
Letter. It wld.. require a Volume to answer
as I wish every Letter of yrs. Now to begin as
to ye. Ring -- ye size of ye ring itself
fits incomparably well, if you shd.. not be
able to get yt. perfectly ye Ring with ye
Letter P. will very well, cela suffit pour
ça. As to yr. Note from L——y S——t I have
burned it as I do every thing else I receive from you not knowing you wished to have it
again, if you will be so kind my ever dearest
Miranda to mark upon whatever Note
you send me for ye. future to look at whether
it is to be burned or to be sent back -- I will
take care to obey yr. affectionate hints commands very strictly.
I am very sorry to hear ye account you give me of L——d &
L——y St——t for I think ym—— both very deserving people.
God preserve you & bleʃs you & long continue you
as a bleʃsing to Yr. Palemon. toujours de même



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Notes


 1. The date elements have been rearranged in two logical parts in apparent accord with the sequence of writing, first 'Sunday Morng 10 oClock' and later 'Recd. 28th. Novbr. 1779'. In the original the second annotation appears to the left of the first.
 2. This page is blank.

Normalised Text


                                                        
                                                        
                            

      I am only able my ever dearest Miranda
to scribble a few hasty lines to you to say how happy
I am to hear your Cold is better & to thank you for
your ever kind, affectionate, dear instructing
Letter. It would require a Volume to answer
as I wish every Letter of yours. Now to begin as
to the Ring -- the size of the ring itself
fits incomparably well, if you should not be
able to get that perfectly the Ring with the
Letter P. will very well, cela suffit pour
ça. As to your Note from Lady S——t I have
burned it as I do every thing else I receive from you not knowing you wished to have it
again, if you will be so kind my ever dearest
Miranda to mark upon whatever Note
you send me for the future to look at whether
it is to be burned or to be sent back -- I will
take care to obey your affectionate hints commands very strictly.
I am very sorry to hear the account you give me of &
for I think them both very deserving people.
God preserve you & bless you & long continue you
as a blessing to Your Palemon. toujours de même



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 1. The date elements have been rearranged in two logical parts in apparent accord with the sequence of writing, first 'Sunday Morng 10 oClock' and later 'Recd. 28th. Novbr. 1779'. In the original the second annotation appears to the left of the first.
 2. This page is blank.

Metadata

Library References

Repository: Windsor Castle, The Royal Archives

Archive: GEO/ADD/3 Additional papers of George IV, as Prince, Regent, and King

Item title: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/82/70

Correspondence Details

Sender: George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 28 November 1779
notBefore 28 November 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 28 November 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on the improvement in her health; the size of a ring; and on whether to burn or keep future letters.
    The Prince writes that he is sorry to hear Hamilton's account of [Lord and Lady] '[?St-t] ... for I think them both very deserving people'.
    Received Sunday morning 10 o'clock.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 209 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, 2019-2022).

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: 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: Christine Wallis, editorial team (completed January 2020)

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

Revision date: 2 November 2021

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