Condy RAQUET(1784-1842) was a merchant, an author, an attorney, a PA State Senator, Consul in Brazil, War of 1812 veteran, etc. Much has been written on him and is easily found. Politically, he was a Federalist, and his books on free trade are still discussed today.
|Condy Raguet. Photo from PA Legislators Bios.|
Of interest today, even if I can't see any of the words, are his letters. There are several that still survive today in repositories across the land.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo has one:
Letter: Condy Raguet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James Condy Raguet and Henry W. Raguet, 1837 November 13.
As does the University of Michigan. This collection contains 11 letters from Catharine and Condy written during his time as US Consul to Brazil in 1820.
I wish I could see these letters.
Ahh, genealogy. His eyes reach out to me, although I just can't see the words.
©2017 AS Eldredge
Dana, William B. Sketch of the Life and Character of Condy Raguet, Merchant's Magazine and Commercial Review.