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Flucker, Sarah Lyons (fl. 1784-1794) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05917 Author/Creator: Flucker, Sarah Lyons (fl. 1784-1794) Place Written: Hingham, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: August 1793 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written to Lucy Knox, the daughter of Henry and Lucy Knox. Page two also has an appended note from Henry Jackson Knox, the son of Lucy and Henry. The note is signed by Henry and says "love to all." Sarah writes that the family is well. Was shocked to read about the death of Mrs. Lear and her child in the newspaper (a reference to Mary "Polly" Long Lear, who had married Tobias Lear in 1790, and died in the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia). Says General Jackson delivered her letter of 2 July. Sends news of local engagements.

People: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker, fl. 1784-1801
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1776-1854

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Yellow FeverWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryDiseaseWomen of the Founding EraHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyDeathMarriage

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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