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Letters of the British Spy

WIRT, William]

From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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[WIRT, William]. The Letters of the British Spy. Originally Published in the Virginia Argus, in August and September, 1803. Richmond, VA: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, Junior, 1803. 2nd ed. 88 pp. Orig. muslin-backed boards. Light wear to spine ends and corners, some light rubbing to boards, else a very good copy. HOWES W-585. William Wirt (1772-1834) was a renowned Virginia lawyer, who served in the prosecution of Aaron Burr and was appointed Attorney General of the United States by President Monroe, a post he held for twelve years. Wirt "began his literary career by publishing the first of 'The Letters of the Britsh Spy' in the Richmond Argus. They came out anonymously and were supposed to be the contemporary observations of an English traveller upon Virginia society and other miscellaneous topics. The authorship was at once recognized, and the letters had an enormous popularity, going through numerous editions within a few years. The work was the product of a keen and restless mind wearied of the constraints of its professional activity and wishing to roam at leisure and further afield.' DAB. Bookseller Inventory # 59255

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Title: Letters of the British Spy

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