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Burgh James (fl.1796) to Catharine Macaulay

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01794.50 Author/Creator: Burgh James (fl.1796) Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed letter Date: 17 February 1769 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Typed copy of letter between Catherine Macaulay and James Burgh

People: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Taxes or Taxation, Finance, Economics, Women's History, Library, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Corruption and Scandal

Sub Era: Road to Revolution