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Daniel Mendoza the famous Jewish boxer...



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January 22, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788 

* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fight


Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. He was the British boxing champion from 1792-1795.
The letter is interesting in the particulars of the conditions of the proposed boxing match.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's