Durey, Michael. ‘John Hughes, reluctant agent provocateur and millenarian: a note and new documents’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 7 (1992), 141-146..
Discusses two previously unknown letters written by John Hughesa United Irish bookseller from Belfastto Thomas Jefferson in 1802. According to Durey, these letters shed light on details concerning Hughess early life as a member of the United Irishmen turned reluctant spy and agent provocateur for the British government and his interest in Richard Brotherss millennial writings. Included is the text of the letters.