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Letter from Marianne in Chabrac to Lieutenant William Lee,16th Queen's Light Dragoons, in Strasbourg, 18 May 1787

The letter states: 'I have the doctor saying that I am pregnant and that going in a carriage harmed me. But that does not prevent me from being pregnant and that is from you and nobody else. Yes, my dear friend, I will make you a dear little Lee who will be charming and nice like his father'.

Marianne also asks for money although she is living with another lover.Lee served with the 16th from 1787 until 1792.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-01-859-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2001-01-859-1

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