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Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05853 Author/Creator: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 March 1793 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 22.8 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Says she has been very ill as of late and that her mind was "fried from anxiety." Says the weather has been good the past few days and that the roads are probably passable. Wants to get home soon to see her boys. Has heard they are well though. Reports that the boys are happy that the "day of exhibition" approaches, after which they will have a two week vacation. Believes Henry Jackson will allow Henry Jackson Knox [Henry and Lucy Knox's son] to visit Boston during this time. Is fearful that Henry Jackson Knox will be "exposed to the temptations of the Town which may set aside his present habits of regularity." Wants to know Lucy's wishes on the subject. Postscript thanks Lucy Knox (the daughter of Lucy and Henry Knox) for her letters.

Background Information: Sarah Lyons Flucker was the wife of Lucy Knox's brother, Captain Thomas Flucker. She got remarried, after Captain Flucker's death, to Bon-Albert Briois de Beaumez, circa 1796.

People: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker, fl. 1784-1801
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraChildren and FamilyMental HealthHealth and MedicalInfrastructureTravelEducationMorality and EthicsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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