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Title:[Letter] 1824 Nov. 13, [to] Abram P. Maury and John Fitzgerald / William G. Hunt : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Hunt, William G.

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Date: November 13, 1824
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated November 13, 1824 from William G. Hunt to Messieurs Maury & Fitzgerald, editors of the Nashville Republican newspaper. In the letter, Hunt demands to know the name of the author of an article printed in the newspaper concerning him.
Collection:Nashville Republican Article
Box:New Accessions

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The reasons I have to offer for an application to you for the name of the author of the article signed " A Citizen of Nashville " are such as must, I think, readily suggest themselves to your minds. The article in question contains a direct personal attack upon me by name, in such a manner is according to all the principles of fair dealing, entitles me to know by whom I am this assailed: and when an editor admits such articles into his columns, I have always understood him bound to make known the name of the author to the person assailed, or as assuming, by a refusal, the responsibilities of the authorship upon himself.

Under these circumstances, I presume you will no longer hesitate to comply with my request.

Yours &c [and et cetera]
W.G. Hunt
Nov. [November] 13, 1824

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Messieurs Maury & Fitzgerald Editor of the Nashville Republican

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