Letter (copy) from Phillis Wheatley to Lord Dartmouth, 10 October 1772
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Manuscript copy of the original, not in Wheatley's hand. Phillis Wheatley writes to William Legge, the 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, on 10 October 1772, sending a poem with her best wishes. The poem is not included with this letter, but appears in her book, Poems on Various Subjects, titled "To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His majesty's Principal Secretary of State for North America, &c." (See the online presentation of the published version of the poem.) Wheatley was introduced to Lord Dartmouth on her visit to England in 1773.