CollectionClayton Papers
ReferenceGEO/ADD/28/113; GEO/ADD/28/012
TitleLetter [in French] from the Princess of Wales to Mrs. Clayton [GEO/ADD/28/113], reporting on Princess Amelia's improvement, her ability to eat and drink more easily, and that she is to have a blister applied and be 'blouded' [sic] despite the King's initially forbidding it, and commenting on the opposition that she faces; with transcription in French and English translation [GEO/ADD/28/012].
Daten.d. [presumed to be before 1727]
WriterCaroline, Princess of Wales (1683-1737)
AddresseeClayton, Charlotte, Mrs William
Description' God you know if I was mistress Amely [sic] should not defer one moment that which your freind [sic] advises.'
The King forbade the blooding of the Princess yesterday: 'when I found it was not done & they saw me in despair it was agreed She should be blouded at night in case she cannot swallow in short you dont know my trouble... my fears & the opposition I meet with are endless'.
'I beg your freind [sic] that for my sake He will not be soe [sic] uneasy it is true that all my confidence is in him.'
NotesThe original letter is GEO/ADD/28/113. The French transcription and English translation are on two halves of GEO/ADD/28/012. Both documents bear the circled number '42', which shows the order in which the original letter was bound.
Mrs Clayton has added a note 'Dr Freind was uneasy that his prescriptions were not followd [sic], & that what He directed was not given her or done'.
LanguageFrench; English
Extent2 documents (4 pages, 2 for each document)
Physical Description2 loose manuscript papers; mounted
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