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I am sincerely concerned and mortified at the failure of the remittance I had supposed made to you as long ago as March last. I received an account signed ‘ John B. Smyth for W m Duane’ in Feb. consisting of 2 articles to wit the translation 60.D. a year’s subscription for the Aurora to become due May 1 st 16. and on the 18 th of Mar. I desired my correspondents Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond...
I wrote to you on the 24 th of Nov. on the subject of mr Tracy ’s book. a mr Ticknor from Massachusets was lately with me, and being to proceed to Paris within about four weeks offers so safe a conveyance for my letters that I cannot avoid writing to mr Tracy . I have hoped that the delay of your answer was occasioned by some prospect of publishing the work yourself, or of getting it published...
On reciept of your letter of Aug. 11. informing me you could not undertake the publication of the work of Tracy , I considered it a duty to get it effected by some other. I applied to mr Ritchie , and while he had the proposition under consideration I happened to see mr Milligan of George town & asked his opinion (for my own information) as to the allowance which mr Ritchie might afford to...
Since my letter to you of the 3 d I have had occasion to make a remittance to mr Dufief bookseller of Philadelphia out of which I have desired him to pay my arrears for the Aurora, being of two years I believe besides the current year. if you will be so good as to call on him for it within a few days after your reciept of this, the remittance will by that time have got to his hands from Gibson...
The intercourse with France being now open, I expect every hour a letter from M. de Tutt Tracy , on the subject of his book. what shall I be able to say to him? is it translated? is it in print? & when may it be expected? on the late change of government, he will probably print the original there, and as it will be instantly translated ours may be anticipated. We are looking to new arrivals...
Repeated enquiries fr on the part of Senator Tracy what has become of his book (the MS. I last sent you) oblige me to ask of you what I shall say to him. I congratulate you on the brilliant affair of the Enterprize & Boxer . no heart is more rejoiced than mine at these mortifications of the English pride, and lessons to Europe that the English are not invincible at sea. and if these successes...
Your favor of Feb. 14. has been duly recieved, and the MS of the Commentary on Montesquieu is also safe at hand. I now forward to you the work of Tracy , which you will find a valuable supplement and corrective to those we already possess on political economy. it is a little unlucky that it’s outset is of a metaphysical character, which may damp the ardor of perusal in some readers. he has...
I do not know how the publication of the Review turned out in point of profit, whether gainfully or not: I know it ought to have been a book of great sale. I gave a copy to a student of W m and Mary College and recommended it to Bishop Madison then President of the College who was so pleased with it that he established it as a school book, and as the young gentleman informed me, every copy...
Your favor of Sep. 20. has been duly recieved, & I cannot but be gratified by the assurance it expresses that my aid in the councils of our government would increase the public confidence in them; because it admits an inference that they have approved of the course pursued when I heretofore bore a part in those councils. I profess too so much of the Roman principle as to deem it honorable for...
Your favor of the 17 th ult came duly to hand; and I have to thank you for the military Manuals you were so kind as to send me. this is the sort of book most needed in our country, where even the elements of tactics are unknown. the young have never seen service; & the old are past it: and of those among them who are not superannuated themselves, their science is become so. I see, as you do,...