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Rivington, James (1724-1802) [to Henry Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09999 Author/Creator: Rivington, James (1724-1802) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1773 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.3 x 24.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Rivington, a journalist and bookseller, writes to an unspecified recipient (possibly Henry Knox). Writes, "I would long ago have sent you the Irish Editions you wanted but on examining found I had no quantity to make up a parcell [sic]... I now trouble you with 6 Dozen of my almanack with a list of the whole American Army Subalterns included which never was done before & will be much demanded by the military..." Also transmits a parcel for D. Philips of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and some pills Rivington claims can cure a great number of [ailments?].

Background Information: Rivington was the Royal Printer of New York during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 he began work as a spy for General George Washington.

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMilitary HistoryDrugsHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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