Single Letter

GEO/ADD/3/83/16

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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16

I ask if you think you think you gained credit
by shewing yourself a good Horseman -- Remember
I will not allow you a fault either exterior or mental
with a little care & time I expect great things
of my friend
      Octbr- 14



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Notes


 1. The order of seven letters from mid-October 1779 differs from that in the Georgian Papers Online catalogue. The explicit date of the present letter precludes putting it straight after the Prince's boast about his reputation for horsemanship (GEO/ADD/3/82/44) or the report of Mr Lisle's encomiums (GEO/ADD/3/82/49), but it should come as early as possible. GEO/ADD/3/82/52 need not directly follow the despatch of a book with the undated GEO/ADD/3/83/44, for the Prince's thanks are clearly belated, while GEO/ADD/3/83/17 is dated before, not after, GEO/ADD/3/82/53 but responds to points in GEO/ADD/3/82/51 and GEO/ADD/3/82/52. The overall sequence GEO/ADD/3/83/16, GEO/ADD/3/82/50, GEO/ADD/3/83/44, GEO/ADD/3/82/51, GEO/ADD/3/82/52, GEO/ADD/3/83/17, GEO/ADD/3/82/53 seems the most perspicuous arrangement of the surviving letters.
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Normalised Text



I ask if you think you gained credit
by showing yourself a good Horseman -- Remember
I will not allow you a fault either exterior or mental
with a little care & time I expect great things
of my friend
      October 14



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 1. The order of seven letters from mid-October 1779 differs from that in the Georgian Papers Online catalogue. The explicit date of the present letter precludes putting it straight after the Prince's boast about his reputation for horsemanship (GEO/ADD/3/82/44) or the report of Mr Lisle's encomiums (GEO/ADD/3/82/49), but it should come as early as possible. GEO/ADD/3/82/52 need not directly follow the despatch of a book with the undated GEO/ADD/3/83/44, for the Prince's thanks are clearly belated, while GEO/ADD/3/83/17 is dated before, not after, GEO/ADD/3/82/53 but responds to points in GEO/ADD/3/82/51 and GEO/ADD/3/82/52. The overall sequence GEO/ADD/3/83/16, GEO/ADD/3/82/50, GEO/ADD/3/83/44, GEO/ADD/3/82/51, GEO/ADD/3/82/52, GEO/ADD/3/83/17, GEO/ADD/3/82/53 seems the most perspicuous arrangement of the surviving letters.
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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 Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/16

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: 14 October 1779

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on whether he gained credit by proving himself a good Horseman.
    Hamilton writes that 'I will not allow you a fault either exterior or mental...'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 41 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: Transcription and Research Assistant funding in 2018/19 provided by the Student Experience Internship programme of the University of Manchester.

Research assistant: Emma Donington Kiey, undergraduate student, University of Manchester

Transliterator: Emma Donington Kiey (submitted August 2019)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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