James Renwick’s Letter to Jean Hamilton in Leeuwarden, 20 June 1684 #History #Scotland

Jean Hamilton was the sister of Robert Hamilton and sister-in-law of the imprisoned Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun. She was in regular correspondence with James Renwick.

Renwick wrote in response to a letter from Jean and her ‘troubled case’.

Jean does not know whether to come home to Scotland or not. Renwick desires her to wait on a little in Leeuwarden.

Consideration is also being given by some as to whether Earlstoun’s children should come home. Information on that will soon be sent to Robert Hamilton.

It is printed as Letter Number XXX in Carslaw, Life and Letters, 87-9.


~ by drmarkjardine on June 20, 2022.

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