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Clarke, Joseph (fl. 1773-1774) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00144 Author/Creator: Clarke, Joseph (fl. 1773-1774) Place Written: Northampton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 May 1774 Pagination: 2p. addr. +docket. 20.1 cm. x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Places a new order for books and a newspaper he has not yet received. Asks Knox to get a pamphlet called "Lord Somers' Judgment of whole kingdoms & nations" from John Langdon, bind it, and send it to him. Also asks Knox to order specific books and pamphlets from London for him, including the letter of Royal Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson and Lieutenant Governor Thomas Oliver. The letters pertained to the Hutchinson Letters Affair, which involved letters urging the British government to send additional troops to Boston to fight the rebels. They were published in June, 1773.

People: Clarke, Joseph, fl. 1773-1774
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Book SellingMerchants and TradeCommerceJournalismLiterature and Language ArtsArtisansGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarMilitary History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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