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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00098 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 20 November 1773 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 20.3 cm. x 20.4 cm.

Written and signed by G. Welbank for Rivington. Adds names to the list of newspaper subscribers Rivington supplied earlier. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

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