Letter from Lady Charlotte Finch to Queen Charlotte

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Title

Letter from Lady Charlotte Finch to Queen Charlotte

Date Created

31 October 1774

Creator

Finch, Charlotte

Description

Concerning the appointment of a subgoverness; on Lady Charlotte's request for two days leave per week: 'I have always look'd upon it, as the Greatest Duty in Life to act up chiefly to whatever one undertakes, I am now by that Principle call'd upon to consider, wither I am capable of fulfilling according to your Majesty s wishes & Intentions, the Commends you express of having my Attendance increas'd on the other days. The Attendance I have hitherto given has been regularly a double Daily Attendance of two & oftener three hours in the morning & from before Seven in the Evening till dismiss'd by your Majesty, besides numberless Occasional & Additional Attendances; ...& now as I advance more in Years & very much decline in Spirits, how can I without deviating from my own Principles undertake an additional duty of a kind for which I am conscious I am growing every day more unfit, as your Majesty must know - what an uncommon Stock of Spirits & Cheerfulness is necessary to go through the growing Attendance of so many & such very young People in their Amusements, as well as Behaviour and Instruction, besides ordering all the Affairs of a Nursery'; on Lady Charlotte's possible resignation: 'my Affection & Wishes for the Real Good of the Children & for your Majys Satisfaction on that heed is so Sincere that I could sooner submit to resign my Office into the hands of any Person younger & more fitted for it, than to be the Smallest Obstacle to the full & compleat Execution of your Majestys Wishes about it' Copy. With '175' written in pencil in top right hand corner With note on reverse in a different hand

Language

English

Identifier

RA GEO/ADD/15/8155