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Cooper, William (1720-1809) to Catharine Macaulay

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01789.03 Author/Creator: Cooper, William (1720-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1772 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23 x 19 cm.

Sends notes and proceedings of legal town meeting of Boston.

Macaulay was a popular British writer of historical studies and radical pamphlets. Regarded as a friend of liberty and supporter of American independence.

At the time, Macaulay was writing The History of England from the accession of James I to that of Brunswick line. She was a strong supporter of American independence and liberty. She visited the United States in 1784.

Madam Boston December 8. 1772
In pursuance of a Vote of the Town of Boston, at a legal Meeting on the 20th. of November last, I have the Honor by direction of this Committee to transmit to you the Notes and Proceedings of that Day and am, with great Respect
Your Obedient
Humble Servant
William Cooper Town Clerk
Mrs. Catharine Maccauly

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