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Teresia Constantia Phillips is one of the best-known of the courtesan memoirists of the eighteenth century, though it is still not unanimously agreed that she wrote her own text. Her letter to Chesterfield qualifies her as a feminist. While in Jamaica she turned to writing comment on local politics, some of it in verse.
2 January 1709 TCP was born, the second of five children, at West Chester in Cheshire. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By August 1748-1749 An Apology for the Conduct of Mrs. T. C. Phillips was published by instalments. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
2 February 1765 TCP died in Kingston, Jamaica, on a Saturday. Since arrests for debt were prohibited on Sundays to encourage church-going, this timing probably saved her body from being seized by her creditors on the way to the churchyard. Bibliographic Citation link.
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