Ann Eliza Bleecker


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born in New York City, after her marriage at the age of 17 lived in Poughkeepsie and later in a frontier village near Albany. Her epistolary novel, The History of Maria Kittle (1797), deals with the capture of an American woman by Indians during the French and Indian War. Her melancholy verse was collected in The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker (1793), to which was added A Collection of Essays, Prose and Poetical by her daughter Margaretta Faugères (1771–1801).

Subjects: Literature.

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