Philada Feb. 4. 1819
Your favour of the 29th ult. I have duly recd. It is now before me.
The fifteen Dollars enclosed are only carried to your credit.
The Religious Olive Branch is not yet fairly begun. I was diverted from it by the shameful attack on my Country in that horror–inspiring Mandeville, which led me to undertake Vindicix Hibernicæ, which I shall publish in about a month. I enclose two half [. . .] as a sort of [. . .].
To the Religious Olive Branch I shall devote all my attention & energies, as soon the Vindicix are published. I consider myself sacredly pledged to it, &, life spared, I shall certainly redeem the pledge.
NB. We are about to publish Baines connected and improved in 8vo
MHi: Coolidge Collection.