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Knox, Hugh, 1727-1790 to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00161 Author/Creator: Knox, Hugh, 1727-1790 Place Written: St. Croix, Virgin Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 July 1774 Pagination: 2p. addr. +docket. 19.9 cm. x 16 cm. Order a Copy

Asks Henry to help him acquire subscribers for his new publication, which will be printed in New York shortly, possibly referring to "Moral and religious miscellany; or, Sixty-one aphoretical essays, on some of the most important Christian doctrines and virtues." Commenting on the recent passage of the Boston Port Bill, Hugh speculates that it must be damaging to "literary, as well as Mercantile matters." If the proposal is acceptable, he asks that Henry send word to a bookseller in New York named Samuel Loudon. Also asks Henry to respond to him when convenient. Henry was recommended to Hugh by Thomas Fletcher of St. Croix. Hugh Knox was a clergyman.

Knox, Hugh, fl. 1727-1790
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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