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Uriah Hunt (director) 1835-1841

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Uriah Hunt was a prominent publisher throughout the country and especially in the Mid-Atlantic States. A generation after his death, Publishers’ Weekly still fondly remembered “Uriah Hunt, the tall, serene, and in every way worthy and admirable Quaker publisher of county and other school books and useful works.”

One of Hunt’s best-selling authors was Parson Mason Weems, the fanciful biographer who invented the story of George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree.

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