Just had to share a new historical book I have added to my “Got to Read” list!
John Bemrose, describes in detail many fascinating historical facts about life in England and America during the early and mid 1800’s with 62 heartfelt letters to his son, Weightman Bemrose. Authors and Editors, The French Family are pleased to announce the release of this new book, “Letters to My Son“. The authors are direct ancestors of John Bemrose.
The “letters” go into great detail about significant events in American history and provide a genuine look at day-to-day life during this time period. John Bemrose leaves his home in England and travels to America, joining the American Army where he eventually fights in the Seminole Indian Wars.
Authors and ancestors, The French Family decided to leave the spellings and grammar as they were written in order to preserve the authenticity of the writing. Rosemary explains, “It was decided that we should keep this account as close as possible to the original with regard to punctuation, grammar, the language of the day and place names.”
The authors add, “Copies of these letters have been passed down through our family for generations and we felt that they were so historically important that they should be shared with others.” It is not known where his original letters and diaries are, they appear to be lost in time
John Bemrose goes into remarkable detail about topics such as sea travel, slavery, the Indian Wars. He describes his lengthy voyage from England to New York on the Constellation, a voyage which cost, in that day, anywhere from 3 to 10 Pounds Sterling. John pawns his gold watch and sells some clothing to get the money.
The book is available at the Bookpal website, Amazon.com and other fine booksellers.
About the Family
The French Family edited the writings of John Bemrose. The book is dedicated to their Great, Great, Great Grandfather (John Bemrose), Great Grandmother (Dorothy Prydee Bemrose), Grandmother (Ann French), Grandfather (William French) and Father, Mother and Brother.
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