- 8 November 1803
Part of Clara Thomas Archives collection
Item is a handwritten letter from the Rev. John Stuart in Kingston, Upper Canada to his son James Stuart, personal secretary to Sir Robert Milnes, Lieutenant Govern of Lower Canada, regarding John's daughter Mary, who travelled to Montreal until James could deliver her to Elizabeth Mountain, the wife of Bishop Jacob Mountain in Quebec City. John Stuart discusses the affairs of his other children and his daughter-in-law, Mary Brooks, who was the daughter of the future governor of Massachusetts. The letter offers comments on family relationships and the status of women in the early nineteenth century.