James Rivington

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James Rivington BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES James Rivington Sources The William and Mary Quarterly Third Series, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1959), pp. 61-72 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture http://www.jstor.org/stable/1918851 Later, as Rivingon was escorting the party to the door, he is supposed to have said: “Your excellency may rely upon my especial attention being given to the agricultural works, which, on their arrival, will be immediately forwarded to Mount Vernon, where I trust they will contribute to your gratification amid the shades of domestic retirement.” (62) Lossing told of Rivington’s ingenious device for passing information to headquarters by writing his secret billets on thin paper and binding them in the covers of books. Rivington then sold the books to Washington’s agents, who were continually visiting New York, and they, ignorant of the messages they carried, delivered them to their commander. (63) If biographers of Rivington repeated the story at all, they cautiously heged with such
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