Vol. 7: Durey, Michael.

Type: Notes

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 Hughes—a United Irish bookseller from Belfast—to Thomas Jefferson in 1802. According to Durey, these letters shed light on details concerning Hughes’s early life – as a member of the United Irishmen turned reluctant spy and agent provocateur for the British government – and his interest in Richard Brothers’s millennial writings. Included is the text of the letters.