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The Mecklenboug Declaration of Independence is “en bon train.” Vive la Verite. But this letter has another Subject and Object. Mr Russell our late Ambassador to Sueden informs me that he has brought with him, from Italy a printed Volume containing large extracts from Six Orations of Cicero long lost. This Volume he had thoughts of presenting to Dr Kirkland for the Library of the University, on...
Thanks for the Rarsley Register and National Register Intelligencer . The Plot thickens! The name of the Cato of N. Carolina, the honest hoary headed, Stern, determined Republican, Macon, Strikes me with great force. But here is an accumution of Miracles. 1. The Resolutions are Such as every County in the thirteen Colonies ought to have taken at that moment. 2. The Suffolk Resolves taken about...
Thanks for your favour of the 14th. I expect with patience the History of the Mecklinboug Resolves. But the Testimony must be Strong to convince me that a blazing brand can be thrust into a Magazine of Powder without producing a Leyden explosion. But “Majora Canamus.” La Fayette and Religious and phylosophical liberty have arrested my Attention. Oh! that I lived near You, Modern publications I...
The Essex Register, its Editors, and Printers are not only Innocent but meritorious for Publishing the pretended Meclengburg Resolutions—I have transmitted to Mr Jefferson the National Register, for his Satisfaction.—Such impostures, which our Polished English friends call Hoaxes, and boares—I am unpolite enough to think; ought to be called forgery’s, and Villany’s, and the Authers of them...
I thank you for myself, and for Mr Marston for the kindness you did us by your Letter of the 17th.—Which I received this morning.—And at the Same time, I received the letter from Mr Jefferson—of which my Son has made the inclosed Copy at my desire for your use.— This letter is to me inestimable for the most material facts in it, I certainly know to be correct and exact, It has convinced me...
I thank you for your kind favour of the 12th. Mr Dunlaps Oration is well written and discovers talents, dispositions and views, which will secure him success at the Bar, in publick and private Society; it is conformable to the general sense and public opinion of the World. Thank him for it, for me, and wish him all possible prosperity A few weeks ago I received an Essex Register Containing...