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Clarke, Joseph (fl. 1773-1774) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00050 Author/Creator: Clarke, Joseph (fl. 1773-1774) Place Written: Northampton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1773 Pagination: 2p. +addr.+docket. 21 cm. x 16.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00050 Author/Creator: Clarke, Joseph (fl. 1773-1774) Place Written: Northampton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1773 Pagination: 2p. +addr.+docket. 21 cm. x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Understands that Knox has not received works by Goldsmith that Clarke has requested (see GLC02437.00021 and GLC02437.00045). Makes a new request for Hume's Essays. Asks for his books to be packed and delivered carefully and discretely, because the "bigoted attachment of the people in this part of the Country to the particular principles in Religion they have been educated in" would bring "infamy...upon a man who differed from them in so material a point as they would readily conclude he did were he known to be possessed of books of Theism."

People: Clarke, Joseph, fl. 1773-1774
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingReligionMerchants and TradeCommerceLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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