Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Dick, 25 January 1793

From Robert Dick

Bladensburgh 25th. January 1793


The inclosed Letter addressed to You, together with the Book refered to in it, I have just received from a friend in Glasgow (who is related to Mr. Stewart,) along with a copy for myself.

It gives me pleasure to have so early and good an opportunity of forwarding it by my friend Mr. John Campbell. I have the honour to be respectfully Sir Your Most Obedt. hum. Servant

Robt. Dick

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Dugald Stewart to TJ, 1 Oct. 1792, covering a copy of Stewart’s Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind.

Robert Dick (b. ca. 1736) was a Scottish factor in Bladensburg, Maryland, since before the American Revolution (Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, ed., Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources, 2 vols. [Baltimore, Md., and Lancaster, Pa., 1915–28; repr. Baltimore, 1967], i, 20; Maryland Historical Magazine, lxii [1967], 144n).

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