Matthew Hubard letter to Frances Hubard, 1782 December 30

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Matthew Hubard letter to Frances Hubard, 1782 December 30



Matthew Hubard letter to his mother Frances Hubard of Williamsburg, Virginia. Hubard informs his mother that Lord Cornwallis has offered to take him on his mission to the East Indies (India?). Hubard sought Lord Dunmore's advice concerning the offer and was encouraged by Dunmore to accept it.


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London December 30

My Dear Mother,

It affords me singular pleasure to
inform you of my good fortune since I came here, Soon after my
arrival I waited on that humane and generous Nobleman (Lord
Cornwallis) whose Character is too well known too need any
encomium here, therefore shall proceed to inform you of his Lord
-ships offer he said he was going out to the East Indies and
if I chose to go would take me with the greatest Pleasure
I immediately Consulted my good Friend Lord Dunmore
who Advised me by all means to accept of the offer which
he thought was very great, therefore I hope My Dear Mother
your approbation will go hand in hand with my Desire, we
shall go in March or April for certain -

I have Received your
affectionate Letters of the 8 and 24 of June last for the
future please to direct your Letters to Miss Miller No.
23 Charles Street St James Square, I am in perfect health
thank God, My love to my Dear Brothers and sisters and

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all Friends pray write evry opportunity and you will greatly
oblige your me, Mr Millers most respectful Compts to you
M Hubard

P:S pray Desire Morton
to write me   my Love
to Aunt Dudley and
all the Family

Address leaf

Mrs Hubard


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Ink on paper


Hubard, Matthew, “Matthew Hubard letter to Frances Hubard, 1782 December 30,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 29, 2022,

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