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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00129 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 March 1774 Pagination: 1p. 31.6 cm. x 20.2 cm.

Indicates that he has sent six lottery tickets, six copies of the "Account of the Connecticut Claim" concerning the Susquehanna Claim in Pennsylvania, and other books. Discusses pricing. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

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