1774 · Boston
Moorhead was one of the prominent Bostonians who -- along with Samuel Mather, James Bowdoin, Harrison Gray, Governor Hutchinson, and others-- attested in 1773 to Phillis Wheatley's authorship of her 'Poems on Various Subjects.' Ms. Wheatley wrote an "Elegy To Miss Mary Moorhead" on the occasion of the Reverend's death. Reverend Moorhead's slave, Scipio Moorhead, drew the frontispiece of Ms. Wheatley's 'Poems...'
Evans 13391. (Inventory #: 26167)