Edward Rushton

Edward Rushton

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Birth Year: 
1756
Death Year: 
1814
Cause of Death: 
Death Description: 

Rushton died of paralysis on 22 November 1814 at his home on Paradise Street.

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Edward Rushton wrote about Thomas Chatterton

Rushton published a volume decrying the neglect of Thomas Chatterton

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Edward Rushton wrote to Thomas Paine

Rushton wrote to Paine about the hypocrisy of slavery

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Edward Rushton wrote to George Washington

"A decade later [1797] he [Rushton] wrote to his former hero George Washington, pointing up the hypocrisy of retaining slaves while fighting for freedom: ‘In the name of justice what can induce you thus to tarnish your own well-earned celebrity and to impair the fair features of American liberty with so foul and indelible a blot’ " (Rowley, Superlist)

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