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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05866 Author/Creator: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) Place Written: Hingham, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 April 1793 Pagination: 5 p. : address ; 22.5 x 19 cm.

Apologizes for her silence. Says when she returned home she was not well and that she found Madge lame from her rheumatism. Her home was in a disorder. She was distracted by the need to prepare the house for visitors staying with her during the school exhibition. She had "to work so hard in this and other Domestic Ways that I really had not a moment to spare." Reports that Madge got better, but has since relapsed. In response to the illness she was given "an Enemic, a Blister, and Cataplasms." Has recently procured a nurse for her. Says Henry Jackson and Catherine Greene and her three sons attended the school exhibition. Praises Henry Jackson Knox's performance. Reports he performed "a dialogue of Peter Quince, and a Character in the play of Cato." Reports that her daughter Harriet is excited that Julia Knox is coming to visit. Is anxious to get Lucy's journal (this is in reference to Henry and Lucy's daughter).

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.

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