Letter of James Renwick in Groningen to Jean Hamilton in Leeuwarden of 13 February 1683

James Renwick had met Jean Hamilton during a brief visit to Leeuwarden in November 1682.

She was the unmarried sister of Robert Hamilton and Lady Earlstoun.

The following letter is the first surviving correspondence between Renwick and Jean. When Renwick wrote, he had just begun his studies at the University of Groningen. He was clearly troubled by other events, especially in Scotland.

This letter is printed in Carslaw (ed.), Life and Letters of James Renwick, 35-37.

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