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October 01, 1854: Anne Royall died

Journalist Anne Newport (June 11, 1769-October 1, 1854) was born and raised on the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontiers. At 17, she moved to Sweet Springs, Monroe County, with her widowed mother, who became Maj. William Royall’s housekeeper. Royall encouraged Anne’s use of his large library and tutored her in the history and politics of the Revolution and early Republic, an unco...

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