The Journal of Latrobe

The Journal of Latrobe

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The Journal of Latrobe

The Journal of Latrobe

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the subject of the present brief memoirs, was the youngest son of the Rev. Benjamin Latrobe and Ann Margaret Nutis--the former an English clergyman of the Moravian faith, eminently distinguished for his talents and many virtues, and the latter the daughter of a gentleman of Pennsylvania. The family name was Boneval, that of Latrobe belonging to a younger branch which emigrated to England from France during the persecution of the Huguenots. For the curious in these matters it may be here mentioned that the last of the elder branch was Count of Limousin, whose life throughout was more of a romance than a reality.

The family of Nutis, into which the elder Mr. Latrobe married, was closely related to David Rittenhouse, whose knowledge and success, self-acquired, have gained for him so extended a reputation. Col. Frederick Nutis, the brother of Mrs. Latrobe, distinguished himself as a partisan chief during the Revolutionary War, and, with a price set upon his head . . .

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