For the record. (Letters to the Editor).
Regarding Mr. John F. McManus' review of Quest of a Hemisphere
("Quest for True American History," October 21st issue), there
is an error regarding the John Peter Zenger case of 1735. I do not know
if the error was originally made by the book's author (Donzella
Cross Boyle) or by the reviewer, but the notation of a young Alexander
Hamilton defending Mr. Zenger is an error. The correct defense attorney
was Andrew Hamilton from Philadelphia. Alexander Hamilton was around 19
when he became involved in the cause for Independence around 1775! I
know the error is minor, but I appreciate your magazine for its factual
representation of history and current events, and any error gives the
enemies of truth and freedom ammunition to discredit your services.
Please keep up the good work, and know that there are still real
Americans present in New York City.
Staten Island, New York
The error appeared in the review but not in the book. We appreciate
Mr. Nelson bringing the mistake to our attention.--Ed.