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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.09867
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0151] January-June 1803 
Title Anna Breck to Miss Lucy Knox about finding a husband and Knox's engagement
Date 4-18 May 1803
Author Breck, Anna (fl. 1803-1804)  
Recipient Knox, Lucy, Jr.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes a lengthy letter to Lucy Knox, the daughter of Henry and Lucy Knox. Discusses the prospect of finding a future husband and mentions Miss Knox's engagement. Also mentions a situation involving Knox, another lady, and a gentleman (possibly Knox's fiancé). Discusses a ball she recently attended and describes the decorations. Writes of various acquaintances and other news she has heard. Letter was written between [4] May 1803 and 18 May 1803.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Marriage  Entertaining and Hospitality  
People Knox, Lucy Flucker (1776-1854)  Breck, Anna (fl. 1803-1804)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Anna Breck is likely Hannah Breck, daughter of statesman Samuel Breck (1747-1809), and sister to Samuel Breck (1771-1862), a congressman from Pennsylvania. She was a lifelong friend of Lucy Flucker Knox, daughter of Henry Knox. Breck would later marry James Lloyd (1769-1831), a senator from Massachusetts. Breck is referred to as Anna or Hannah in various sources.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859