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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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OF PHOEBE HESSEL.             97
The whole party were soon gathered round the stone, by which Helen was standing : on it was engraven a short account of a remarkable per­son, named Phoebe Hessel. It re­lates that she was born at Stepney, in the year 1713, and served for many years as a private soldier in the fifth regiment of foot, in different parts of Europe. In 1745, she fought under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, at Fontenoy, where she received a bayonet wound in her arm. Her long life, which commenced in Queen Ann's reign, extended to that of George the Fourth ; from whose bounty she received comfort and support in her latter years. She died at Brighton, where she had long resided, December 12, 1821, at the
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