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GEO/ADD/3/83/57

Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Diplomatic Text

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      Entre nous she is much too trifling &
unsteady -- she, in my opinion, behaves im-
properly
to her Husband -- petulant, conceited,
contradictory -- she must be careful for this
will not do -- besides it strikes me as very
ungrateful -- if she chose to marry for an
establishment (how I detest that plan from
ye. general motive) -- she ought to make every
return in her power to his love &c &c &c
      He is very fond of her at present & nobly
      generous to her --



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Notes


 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. The second page is blank.

Normalised Text



      Entre nous she is much too trifling &
unsteady -- she, in my opinion, behaves improperly
to her Husband -- petulant, conceited,
contradictory -- she must be careful for this
will not do -- besides it strikes me as very
ungrateful -- if she chose to marry for an
establishment (how I detest that plan from
the general motive) -- she ought to make every
return in her power to his love &c &c &c
      He is very fond of her at present & nobly
      generous to her --



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 1. On sequence and date, see GEO/ADD/3/83/40 p.1 n.1.
 2. The second 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 Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Shelfmark: GEO/ADD/3/83/57

Correspondence Details

Sender: Mary Hamilton

Place sent: unknown

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

Place received: unknown

Date sent: ?October 1779
when October 1779 (precision: low)

Letter Description

Summary: Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on a [unknown woman's] behaviour towards her husband.
    Hamilton writes of her disdain for those marrying 'for an establishment'.
   

Length: 1 sheet, 82 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: Cassandra Ulph, editorial team (completed March 2020)

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

Revision date: 10 December 2021

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