1790.027: Circular Letter from Alexandria Society for Promotion of Useful Knowledge.

Published: 1790

Full Title: Alexandria, [blank] 179[blank] : Sir, We take the liberty of enclosing you the constitution of a society which has been lately established in this town. ...

Author: Alexandria Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Hanson & Bond

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Signed in print by Elisha C. Dick, William McWhir, Samuel Hanson ["of Sam."], Bushrod Washington, and Charles Lee, soliciting "patronage and support" for the Society. Sheet lacks printer credit; only known copy is held by the Library Company of Philadelphia and has the salutation blank completed in manuscript with date of June 6, 1790. The one press then operating in Alexandria was that of Hanson & Bond; the Samuel Hanson signing this letter was not the one conducting that press, but rather a distant relative.

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