Letter from William Seward to Mr Chalmers

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Autograph letter in black ink. Undated. No sender’s address. “From William Seward, Esq. [? 1749-1799, anecdotist]” to “Mr Chalmers [?Alexander Chalmers, 1759-1834, biographer], Green Street, Grosr. Square.” Has sent some papers relating to Tucker to Chalmers. Asks Chalmers not to reveal Tucker’s identity as the author of “the Thoughts on the Test Act”[ESTC T78622? Impartial thoughts on the Test Act, in a letter to a friend, who In a private Correspondence, made some Inquiries respecting it, and At whose Request the following appears in Public. By a country clergyman, 1790] as Tucker has allowed Seward to publish these on the condition of his anonymity. On the verso is the caption in a later hand, “Dean Tucker. Original letters of the Dean to Wim. Seward Esq.” Remains of a red wax seal.

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