Thomas Brooke, of Ashton Hayes, near Chester, MP for Newton-le-Willows between 1786 and 1807. · To John Blackburne, MP for Lancashire : 1 autograph letter signed : 23 Sep 1802 : (MISC 4173) : from Paris : 7 ¹/₃ pages (2 double sheets) : providing an account of Paris during the temporary peace with Britain following the Treaty of Amiens; begins, "In hopes of being able to have given you an account of my presentation to Buonaparte on this day, I have deferred thanking you for your letter ..."; includes accounts of Napoleon's activities, a visit to Versailles, and French women: "The dress of the ladies is not so outrè as you have heard it represented -- some of them expose their bosoms rather more than ours do ...".
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