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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00169 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1774 Pagination: 1p.+addr.+docket. 31.4 cm. x 20.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00169 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1774 Pagination: 1p.+addr.+docket. 31.4 cm. x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses various issues related to their business dealings. Comments on collecting fees from subscribers to Rivington's New-York Gazetteer. Mentions that he will discuss Knox's terms for business with Dr. Morewood (see GLC024137.00158). Orders soap and printer's ink. Comments on some shipments and delays. Remarks that "all our eyes are fixed upon" the religious conflict between Episcopalians and Presbyterians in Massachusetts that was preventing the "harmony which ought to take place of every other Consideration in this critical State of American Liberty." Mentions the regiment of the Royal Welsh Fusileers. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760.

Full Transcript: [draft]
" … The transports are arrived but the Wentworth, which is the largest proving leaky, the Embarkation of the Royal Welsh fusiliers will be deferred untill she is fitted for sea. ...All our Eyes are fixed upon the behavior of your Citizens, as to this place it is extremely disunited, the Struggles for power between the Episcopalians and the presbyterians, and the Virulence with which each treat the other will prevent that Harmony which ought to take place of every other Consideration in this critical state of American Liberty …"See More

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PrintingReligionMerchants and TradeCommerceBook SellingFinancePersonal HygieneChristianityFreedom and IndependenceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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