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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00188 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 December 1774 Pagination: 2p.+docket. 31.8 cm. x 19.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00188 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 December 1774 Pagination: 2p.+docket. 31.8 cm. x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Tells Knox that he has sent loyalist pamphlets to his friend Mr. Bates, the "Burser of the Swan man of war" which will set sail for Boston on 2 December 1774. Explains that he did not send them directly to Knox because Knox's friends "on the patriot interest, may be greatly disgusted at your distributing them." But since Knox has shown interest in selling them, Rivington will furnish him with such pamphlets. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

People: Rivington, James, 1724-1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LoyalistPatriotismSons of LibertyRevolutionary WarNavyMilitary HistoryBook SellingMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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