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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.07509
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0145] January-May 1801 
Title Bon-Albert Brios de Beaumez to Henry Knox discussing life in India, his sons and the bad behavior of American captains in Calcutta
Date 2 March 1801
Author Beaumez, Bon-Albert Briois de (1759-ca. 1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Expresses his displeasure with the American sea captains in the Calcutta ports. Notes their actions reflect poorly on all Americans and that Calcutta society does not distinguish traders from gentleman. Discusses in great length what life is like in India. Remarks upon the manufacturing, their daily amusements, the women in their party, and various other occurrences in India. Also appears to discuss the [Flucker] boys and explains why Francis Flucker and Thomas Flucker were sent to England. Notes the importance of having them both serve England versus one serving England and the other America. Assures Knox he has done right by the boys. Also discusses the selling price of timber in India.
Subjects India  Maritime  Global History and Civics  Industry  Women's History  Entertaining and Hospitality  Children and Family  Forestry  Overseas Trade  Commerce  
People Beaumez, Bon-Albert Briois de (1759-ca. 1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Flucker, Thomas (fl. 1775-1801)  Flucker, Francis (fl. 1796-1801)  Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801)  
Place written Burdwan, Bengal, India
Theme Children & Family; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information B. Beaumez, the husband of Sarah Lyons Flucker Beaumez, is most likely Bon-Albert Briois de Beaumez (also spelled "Beaumetz"), a travelling companion of Talleyrand and former President of the French National Constituent Assembly.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859