Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Charlotte Finch

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Title

Letter from Queen Charlotte to Lady Charlotte Finch

Date Created

20 June 1780

Creator

Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III

Description

On not writing sooner; 'The Kings Lev? Was very full last Wednesday, & Our Thursdays Court like a Birth day owing to the long expected & glorious knews from Sr Henry Clinton, which came so a propos, that one must be totally void of all feeling if one does not deny particularly discover the hand of Providence in Our favour at this critical moment'; on the illness of Lady Willoughby; illness of Lord Althrope; illness of the Dowager Lady Harrington; on Elizabeth: 'I greatly admire Elizabeth steadiness in going into the Sea when she found the thought of it disagreable & horrible it is that power over herself in which I trust she will feel hereafter great comfort in life'; on bathing: 'I feel happy in not being a Spectator when they are about that dreadful operation of bathing'; 'the King went to the House of Lords, the speech appears to me & proves to the rest of the World not only good, but very proper upon the occasion'; on Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords; on the Feilding family. Signed and dated 'Q.H' [Queen's House]. Marked 'K' and 'To Eastbourne' in pencil at top left corner of letter and '183' in pencil in top right hand corner Envelope marked 'Recd Eastbourne Friday Sept 1st 1780 & [Eastbourne] Monday [September] 4th [1780]. With seal

Language

English

Identifier

RA GEO/ADD/15/8158