Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, August 5th 1824
Seal: Red wax
Watermarks: WHATMAN 1823
You are become a good creature, to be so considerate as not to wait for an answer,
which my heart is more ready to make than my hand.
We have had our
I feel very deeply for poor dear Macaulay His is a long and living Martyrdom. I see by the demeanor tho I dont understand the form /to/ which side the Chancellor incloses!! And the poor Victim bears his persecution with such resignation and even chearful submission Yet my heart /aches/ for him and his family.
Once more assure Sir Robt. and Lady Inglis that it will be a real gratification to me to see them. I need not say what it will be to me to see their companion. Adieu God bless you Miss F. desires her best regards ever yours
my dear M.
my dear M.
What pleases me in Jebb, because it was what one could hardly hope for, is that a
mind so speculative so refined and which seemed almost not to belong to this world
of bustle, business and turmoil, should yet lend itself to so many active popular
and useful means & project for the benefit of his unhappy country. –
What pleases me in Jebb, because it was what one could hardly hope for, is that a mind so speculative so refined and which seemed almost not to belong to this world of bustle, business and turmoil, should yet lend itself to so many active popular and useful means & project for the benefit of his unhappy country. –
The letter is dated based on the reference to the new Bishop of Bath and Wells, Richard Beadon having died on 21 April.
The Duchess of Wellington had eight siblings, six of whom still lived in 1824. It has not been possible to identify which siblings made this visit.
The Langfords were relatives of the Duchess of Wellington on her mother’s side.
Philander Chase (1775-1852), episcopal church bishop of Ohio. He had travelled to England in 1823 to raise funds for a seminary and school in his diocese, which was then on the American frontier.
George Law was nominated in May 1824, before being confirmed the following month.
Meaning ‘faithful friend’ (from The Aeneid). Charles Forster (grandfather of the writer E. M. Forster) was John Jebb’s chaplain and frequent companion.
A reference to Jebb and Forster.
More here rehearses her long-standing objection to foreign travel; she was especially vehement in her opposition to Marianne Thornton’s travels to the Continent.
In 1823 Macaulay had handed over control of his company to his nephew, Thomas Babington, but the once-thriving business quickly collapsed in his hands. The consequences for Macaulay’s family were severe, and resulted in significant changes to their lifestyle. In addition, Macaulay was being harangued by the right-wing press as part of the pamphlet wars around the campaign to abolish slavery.