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sent a pair of bracelets for you, my Lord • Lumely was so kind as to take the charge

of them; he will give them to Mr. Murray *, ! who I hope will take the first opportunity of

sending them. One is with the Duke of • Hamilton's hair twined round the side below • the glass, and covered partly with a slight ! chain of gold : in the middle is a Ducal • coronet with the letter H. The other con"tains Jack's hair and mine in the same • taste, with the letters J. M. The ground ' of both is light blue. I hope they will please you, and I pray God, from the bottom of my soul, that you may enjoy long • life and good health to wear them. His · Grace received Jeanie's present of the

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sword-knot, which he wears when he is in · full dress, because he thinks it very well

done, and says he is sure she must be a ' neat-handed, clever girl, and desires she ' will accept of his thanks and best compli'ments. I am happy to hear your Brother

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* The father of Mr. Murray, Albemarle Street.

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and Mrs. Simson are well. Be sure you • let them know I wrote, and would write

oftener, if I knew how to send the letters, ' and was not certain that you inform them of • all relating to me.

I bless God for Mr. • Graham's recovery. You may enjoy, my · dear, all the pleasure that a mother ought • to feel in the certitude of having a most

promising son. Jack is really a pretty 'youth; his face is of a manly beauty, his

person is strong, and his figure very elegant; 'he dances, fences, and rides with uncommon

address ; his mind begins to expand, and • he shows a great deal of vivacity, tempered ' with good sense and benevolence; he is of 'a daring and intrepid temper, and of an

obliging disposition. He draws tolerably; ' he speaks, reads, and writes French admi' rably well; he has a very good notion of ' geography, arithmetic, and the easier parts • of practical geometry.

He is often operating in the fields ; and informs me how he • would attack Geneva, and shows me the 'weak parts of the fortification. The Duke

VOL. II.

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of Hamilton and everybody are fond of

him; and he is distractedly fond of his ' mother and sister, and never tires of talking of his brothers. I am sure, my dear, you • will do everything in your power to have * the boys well educated in useful learning ; ' and next to that, endeavour to keep them 'clear of vulgarity and sheepishness. Jack, • for as much company as he has seen, is yet ' • a little timid. Use them to speak to ' strangers with good breeding ; it is of much

importance. Pray employ them occasionally ' in reading English poetry aloud, and let • them get it by heart, and pronounce it well, . and before people without fear. I think • this should be a proper and agreeable task * to Graham, in particular, who possibly may

be a lawyer ; but even if he should choose 'to go into the navy, it will be of use. I hope you have no objection to have one of our brave lads a sailor. As we are to leave Geneva within about ten or twelve days, 'you must address no more letters to this ‘place. We go by Strasburg into Ger

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many, visiting the courts of Manheim, Hesse-Cassel, Hanover, and Brunswick. * At this last place we shall most probably

remain for some time. If you thing particular to say, address to under a cover,

"A Mons. Mons. le Duc d'Hamilton, poste restante à Manheim en

Allemagne,” and I shall receive the letter ' when we arrive there ; but if nothing is

pressing, do not write till you hear from me ' again. I have given Jack an uniform to ap' pear in at the German courts,-red, faced ' up with white, white vest and breeches, with 'gold shoulder-knot. I do not think it im

probable but I shall see you in summer. . We pass the winter certainly in Germany. . ' I beg it of you, my dear Jane, not to become • low-spirited neither in public nor in pri

I wish you would not write to me of the walls of

your closet being witnesses ' of your feelings.” What do you think mine

are, when you use such expressions? Can I · help it if I am not so rich as to live without any separation from those I love? Can I

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· help it if I am half-beggared by the villany

of extravagant adventurers? I wish above · all things to live with you and my family, • and will do it as soon as practicable. Once

more, I beg you will show your love to me · by cheerful and active care of yourself and • family, and by enjoying every comfort I can

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• afford you.

J. MOORE.'

John, when nearly fourteen to his brother James Moore :

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• Vienna, Oct. 21st, 1775. Je vous suis obligé, mon cher Jamie, de votre lettre,

elle m'a fait autant plus de plaisir que ça venoit de vous-même • de m'écrire. J'ai été présenté à l'Impéra'trice et à l'Empereur ; pour la première, elle

s'appelle Marie Thérèse. Je ne l'aurois * jamais crus si fameuse, si on ne me l'avoit

L'autre est tout-à-fait galant • homme; il a été très poli vis-à-vis de mon · a

à * père ; ils ont quelquefois de longues con( versations ensemble.

‘pas dit.

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