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Rivington, James (1724-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00187 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 November 1774 Pagination: 1p.+addr. 32.1 cm. x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Indicates that he is in desperate need of printing ink and wants Knox to procure it for him. Discusses pricing for Rivington's edition of Lord Chesterfield's Letters, asking Knox to find purchasers immediately because the resolutions for non-importation issued by the first Continental Congress will soon take effect. Mentions that a fire and legislative action have caused a delay in a lottery Knox had a ticket for. Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist who came to America in 1760. He published Rivington's New-York Gazetteer.

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommercePrintingLiterature and Language ArtsFinanceContinental CongressCongressBoston Port BillLawLotteryDisaster

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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