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I have received your letter of the 24th August—and the return of the fourth Volum of my Defence—called discourses on Davila—in perfect order— you have sum’ed up in half a sheet of paper the Substance and Essence of my four Octavo Volum’s— I thank you Sir for your past Correspondence wish you all possible Success in your investigations / and remain your Sincere friend / and humble Servant A...
I have received your favour of the 14th.—as Religion and Government and the Literature and the Sciences Subservient to them are the only objects worth the Study of a wise Man—I love every sincere enquirer after truth relative to either of these Subjects— I cearch for principles petits fontes nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri jurare in verba magistri—is the only precept that can guid us...
Please to accept the third Voloum of the “Defence” the first you will please to return when you have made all the use of it you wish for—the second I hope you have received—a fourth I may here–after lend you on the same condition I have the first —As you are the only Man now living who studies the Science of Government as far as I know—I should be willing if I had many days to live—to become...
you are engaged in an inquiry which I think the most important—which can occupy the human mind next to the first Philosophy— I wish I could attend you to the end of your Career but as age forbids it—I can only furnish you with such feeble helps as were the productions of former years I have sent you the first Volume of the “the Defence & which I again pray you to return—as I cannot replace it—...
Of Republicks the Varieties are infinite—or at least as numerous, as the tunes and changes, that can be rang upon a complete sett of Bells—Of all the Variety’s a Democracy is the most Natural—the most ancient and the most fundamental—and essential of all others— In some writing of mine or others of mine I happened currente calamo to drop the phrase “the word republic as it is used may...
Your Political Chart is a happy thought—and an invention as useful as it is ingenious, accept my best thanks for the present you have made me of it—and for your obliging favour of March the 18th. which came to my hand but yesterday— As I have always have been convinced that abuse of Words, has been the great instrument of Sophistry and Chicanery—of party, faction and Division in Society:—the...