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Waldo, Jonathon, fl. 1721-1779 to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00185 Author/Creator: Waldo, Jonathon, fl. 1721-1779 Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 November 1774 Pagination: 4p. 32.1 cm. x 19.9 cm. Order a Copy

Makes a lengthy, poetic comparison of the reception of Knox's last letter to a lost sailor finding land. Also gives a lengthy explanation for why he has not written sooner and apologizes for being remiss. Continues with a discussion of friendship, love, and beauty. Notes that they have received the resolutions from the First Continental Congress. Offers lofty praise of the virtuous and resolute Bostonians and the American movement for freedom, and denounces the Intolerable Acts and the "Tyranny of Kings." The First Continental Congress ended on 26 October 1774. It had voted to cut off colonial trade with Great Britain unless Parliament abolished the Intolerable Acts and issued resolutions advising the colonies to begin training citizens for war.

Waldo, Jonathan, fl. 1721-1779
Knox, William, 1756-1795

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