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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  January-May 1801
|Bon-Albert Brios de Beaumez to Henry Knox discussing life in India, his sons and the bad behavior of American captains in Calcutta
|2 March 1801
|Beaumez, Bon-Albert Briois de (1759-ca. 1809)
|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.
|India Maritime Global History and Civics Industry Women's History Entertaining and Hospitality Children and Family Forestry Overseas Trade Commerce
|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)
|Burdwan, Bengal, India
|Children & Family; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
|The Henry Knox Papers
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859