A Guide to the Letter to William Hunter, 1760-1761. Anonymous. Letter to William Hunter, 1760-1761. MS 90.4

A Guide to the Letter to William Hunter, 1760-1761.

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 90.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 90.4
Title
Letter to William Hunter, 1760-1761.
Extent
1 vol., [36] pp.
Creator
Anonymous.
Language
English

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Letter to William Hunter, Manuscript # MS 90.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1990.


Scope and Content Information

Anonymous manuscript of satirical essays written by "Tim Pastime" (ca. 1760-1761) to printer William Hunter relating to Williamsburg citizens, the College of William and Mary, the clergy of Virginia, and other matters. The first portion of the essay concerns Williamsburg citizens and clergy with a listing of several alleged misdeeds including financial, moral, and political improprieties. The essay also includes several offhand references to liquor, mythology, the House of Burgesses, and education. The second portion of the essay entitled "Mr Cam[m]'s Oration" concerns the effects of the Two-penny Act and the Parson's Cause as well as an apparent student uprising at the College of William and Mary. Over forty names are mentioned including Mr. [John] Stretch, Robert Carter Nicholas, John Randolph, James Cocke, Benjamin Waller, George Wythe, Mr. Southall, William Prentis, [Alexander] Purdie, Thomas Knox, Dr. [Peter] Hay, Bernard Moore, and others.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Camm, John, 1718-1778 or 1779.
  • Cocke, James, 1740-1789.
  • Hay, Peter, Dr.
  • Hunter, William, d. 1761.
  • Knox, Thomas.
  • Moore, Bernard.
  • Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780.
  • Prentis, William, 1701-1765.
  • Purdie, Alexander, d. 1779.
  • Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784.
  • Southall, James, 1726-1801.
  • Stretch, John.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.
  • Corporate Names:

  • College of William and Mary --Students --History --18th Century.
  • Subjects:

  • Parsons Cause, Virginia, 1758-1769.
  • Religion and Politics --Virginia --Williamsburg --History --18th Century.
  • Satire, American --Virginia --Williamsburg --History --18th Century.
  • Two-penny act, Virginia, 1758.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Williamsburg (Va.) --Politics and government --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) -- History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People -- 18th Century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Camm, John, 1718-1778 or 1779.
  • Cocke, James, 1740-1789.
  • Hay, Peter, Dr.
  • Hunter, William, d. 1761.
  • Knox, Thomas.
  • Moore, Bernard.
  • Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780.
  • Prentis, William, 1701-1765.
  • Purdie, Alexander, d. 1779.
  • Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784.
  • Southall, James, 1726-1801.
  • Stretch, John.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Williamsburg (Va.) --Politics and government --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) -- History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People -- 18th Century.