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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00181 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 September 1774 Pagination: 1p.+addr.+docket. 31.7 cm. x 20.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for their business relationship. In regard to the (illegal) tea Rivington sent Knox to sell, Rivington comments: "I fancy you had much rather I had not sent an article so much out of your way of Business." If Knox has not sold it, Rivington instructs him to forward the tea and an enclosed letter to James Seagrove and Mr. Palfrey. Also mentions that Cook's Voyage will soon be printed and sent to Knox to sell. For earlier correspondence pertaining to the contraband tea see GLC02437.00171 and GLC02437.00178. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

Full Transcript: [draft]
" … As you may not have sold the tea, and I fancy you had much rather I had not sent an article so much out of your way of Business ...I have enclosed a Letter from Mr Seagrove to Mr Palfrey which when you have read and sealed I beg the favor of you to convey to that Gentleman provided you may not have disposed of the Tea … You will be so obliging to deliver the Tea to Mr Palfrey if not already sold & take his receipt for the same."See More

People: Rivington, James, 1724-1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Seagrove, James, fl. 1774

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceDiet and nutritionBoston Tea PartyFrontiers and ExplorationLiterature and Language ArtsSmuggling

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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