Letters from Charles Nisbet to William Young, 1790-91

Letters from Charles Nisbet to William Young, 1790-91
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Dickinson President Charles Nisbet writes a series of five letters to William Young that mostly focus on Nisbet's transactions with Young as a printer and book dealer. Nisbet criticizes the August issue of one of Young's magazines, declaring it "a vehicle of infidelity, blasphemy, & ribaldry." In addition, Nisbet discusses various religious and political topics. "The Insurrection of the Negroes in Hispaniola is a terrible Affair, & may have serious Consequences to this Country where there are so many Slaves & where the Right of keeping them is considered as a Badge of Freedom," as Nisbet explains. Nisbet also asks Young to keep the letters secret because he suspects that "a few of [his] letters have been intercepted by the malice of a vile personal enemy."  Transcripts included.

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MC 2001.5, B1, F3-4
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr