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Unknown to Lucy Knox [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09453 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: circa 1774-1788 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23.6 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly by Hannah Flucker Urquhart to her sister, Lucy Knox. Discusses the death of her husband (possibly James Urquhart) writing, "Know your superior happiness in having a Dear and good husband to sympathize with you, you have still a comforter, you have a Protector for yourself and Dear Children, and you can never feel the pain and inconveniences of Poverty. In me see the Child of ill fortune- having the greatest affliction to encounter and no hope of alleviation." Notes that her mother-in-law, Mrs. Urquhart, comforted her through hardships. Mentions that money she (Hannah) brought into the marriage rescued James from a mire of debt. Apparently, Mrs. Urquhart has also passed away, and Hannah discusses her inheritance. Wishes that she and her children had received independent inheritances. Hopes the recipient's husband (possibly Henry Knox) will serve as their guardian.

Background Information: Hannah Flucker was a sister of Lucy Knox. She married for the first time to James Urquhart circa 1774, and then was divorced. She married a second time, to Richard Harwood, ...circa 1788.See More

People: Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Harwood, Hannah Flucker Urquhart, fl. 1774-1796
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyMarriagePovertyFinanceDebtEstate

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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