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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.

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NAM. 2001-01-859-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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