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. Ann Richardson, whom Matthew Ridley married in England in 1775, gave birth to a son,
Lucius, on this day. They were also living in the house of the Comte de Rouault at
Auteuil to which they had moved for the sake of Mrs. Ridley's health (Herbert E. Klingelhofer,
“Matthew Ridley's Diary during the Peace Negotiations of 1782,”
, 3d ser., 20:95 [Jan. 1963]; Matthew Ridley, Journals, 24 Sept. 1783, MHi
:Matthew Ridley Papers).