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Re: Gen. St. Clair info found
I would guess that all it means is that he didn't pronounce it St. Clair.
He might have even used a more French pronounciation (San' Clair but
slurred together so two syllables aren't heard) that was closer to Sinkler
than it was St. Clair where a definite pause is heard between the usually
I think the "Liberty" book which very good, was the companion book to the
----- Original Message -----
From: St.Clair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Gen. St. Clair info found
> Many thanks for looking up the reference; I'll see if I can find it.
> The tantalizing thing about these little parenthetical comments is that
> have to be interpreted by our own preconceived notions. Does the comment
> "(pronounced Sinclair)" mean "(pronounced Sinclair by Gen. Arthur)" or
> "(commonly pronounced Sinclair by the general population)". Where is
> Holms when we need him?
> Cheers, Hal St.Clair
> Spirit One Email wrote:
> > Got it!!
> > From a book called "Liberty!" by Thomas FlemingPenguin Putnam Inc.,
> > 238
> > "The Scottish-born, forty-year-old St. Clair (pronounced Sinclair), a
> > British Lieutenant who had distinguished himself at Quebec in the French
> > Indian War, arrived at the fort (Ticonderoga) on June 12." It has a
> > of the General.
> > Laurel
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