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GEO/ADD/3/82/71

Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

Diplomatic Text


71

Tuesday Morng
½ past 9 oClock

Recd- Novbr- 30th.
1779[1]


      I was very happy to hear my ever
dearest Miranda yt. yr. Cold was so
much better yt. you was in hopes
of being able to encounter ye high
Staircase to Day, I hope you will find
you have received no sort of damage
by it. Again I say my bosom friend,
yt yr. egotisms are delightful to me
beyond expreʃsion, continue ym- I
conjure you as you know how great
my affection for you is. Can
you suppose if I had any thing to
relate in general to you I shd.. not be as great an
egotist as yrself, you are greatly



mistaken my Miranda, if you think
I should not. I have at present some=
=thing
I learnedto tell you wh. I am sure
will give you pleasure, as it does me
I learned from my Father's own mouth
yt. he intends going to ye Play on
Friday Next, we always go when
he does, & Lt.. C——l H——m told me
we are always to go when he does
therefore if he goes on Friday we
shall. But why shd.. I fill my
Paper with such trifles & why shd..
I take up my time with ym- when
I have so little to write to my friends.
I hope you still continue to have good
accounts from dear M. G.. tell her when
you write next how much I enquire after her, preserve
& be careful of yr. dear self my Miranda, for
you know yt. in you all ye Whole is wrapped up of
                             Yr. Palemon. toujours de mê[]me

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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 'Tuesday Morng ½ past 9 oClock' and later 'Recd. Novbr- 30th. 1779'. In the original the second annotation appears to the left of the first.

Normalised Text






      I was very happy to hear my ever
dearest Miranda that your Cold was so
much better that you was in hopes
of being able to encounter the high
Staircase to Day, I hope you will find
you have received no sort of damage
by it. Again I say my bosom friend,
that your egotisms are delightful to me
beyond expression, continue them I
conjure you as you know how great
my affection for you is. Can
you suppose if I had any thing to
relate in general to you I should not be as great an
egotist as yourself, you are greatly



mistaken my Miranda, if you think
I should not. I have at present something
to tell you which I am sure
will give you pleasure, as it does me
I learned from my Father's own mouth
that he intends going to the Play on
Friday Next, we always go when
he does, & Lieutenant Colonel Hotham told me
we are always to go when he does
therefore if he goes on Friday we
shall. But why should I fill my
Paper with such trifles why should
I take up my time with them when
I have so little to write to my friends.
I hope you still continue to have good
accounts from Miss .. tell her when
you write next how much I enquire after her, preserve
& be careful of your dear self my Miranda, for
you know that in you the Whole is wrapped up of
                             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 'Tuesday Morng ½ past 9 oClock' and later 'Recd. Novbr- 30th. 1779'. In the original the second annotation appears to the left of the first.

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/3/82/71

Correspondence Details

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

Place sent: unknown

Addressee: Mary Hamilton

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 30 November 1779
notBefore 30 November 1779 (precision: medium)
notAfter 30 November 1779 (precision: high)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on the improvement in Hamilton's health; her 'egotisms'; and on the King's intention to go to the play.
    The Prince states that 'we always go when [the King] does'.
    Received Tuesday morning, ½ past 9 o'clock.
    Signed 'Palemon'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 256 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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