Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Howe

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Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Howe

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19 October 1791


Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III


On her daughter Lady Mary: 'Ldy Mary said at parting "I hope Yr Majesty will give me a good Caracter" & I do it most readily & [illegible] & Truly, but one thing must not be hid from You that Mild & Civil little Mary, Beat the Kg Her Sovereign, at Backgammon every Night & when I represented that this was not the behaviour of a loyal Subject, I was answered, She did the same to Lrd Howe & upon that wee Settled that what was Respectfull & dutifull to Papa must prove so towards the Kg'; a gift Signed and dated at Kew