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Flucker, Thomas (fl. 1775-1801) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00193 Author/Creator: Flucker, Thomas (fl. 1775-1801) Place Written: Antigua Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 March 1775 Pagination: 2p.+addr. 19.7 cm. x cm.16.1.

Summary of Content: Congratulates his sister Lucy on her marriage to Henry Knox. Describes Antigua, its inhabitants, and his barracks.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Dear Lucy,
Since I find you are so ceremonious I will give up the point and begin. It is almost too late to Congratulate you on your marriage, but ...be assur'd it was not thro' want of regards I have not long before done it. It gives me the greatest pleasure to hear you are happy and that you may continue so is one of my first wishes. this is a most curious place there is not a publick amusement of any kind and the whole conversation among people in general is about Sugar and grinding very amusing. (You'll suppose) to those who have no Sugars to grind, there are very few Ladies, but those very decent Lady Payne is the most elegant accomplished woman I ever saw, she is a polished Lady bred at the English Court, speaks every Language with the greatest propriety. Mr Ralph is the great Mogul. He never goes to Church without an Officers Grand, and everything in [2] the same stile, that a very sensible agreable Man.
There are about forty Thousand Negroes and five and twenty hundred Whites on this island. The Grand Town of St. John is so full of blacks, that it is suffocating to walk thro the streets without a Handkerchief to your nose. The Barracks are very pleasantly situated about a Quarter of a Mile from the Town upon an Eminence, from whence you have a fine view of the Harbour, and of the islands St. Kitts and Nevis but I will not trouble you any longer with a Description of Antigua or its inhabitants. Hope in my next Letter I shall find more agreable subject in the meantime expect to hear from you.
Love to Mr Knox I am
Your affectionate
Brother
T Flucker
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People: Flucker, Thomas, 1752-1784
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Children and FamilyMarriageCaribbeanGeography and Natural HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryMilitary Camp

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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