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Our Assembly is ended; and altho the late depredations, and Confusion in the finances Make it Necessary to Encrease the Burthen of the People, Yet Have we Reasons to Rejoice at the More Equal Repartition of Taxes, and the Barriers that Have Been placed Against future dilapidations–The provincial Assemblies above all are a Great thing–and you will see we Have obtained Many other points....
J’ai Recu, monsieur, avec bien de la reconnoissance les detaïls que vous avés la Bonté de m’envoïer; ils sont alarmans meme pour ceux qui connoissent l’amerique; ils ne peuvent que paroitre encore plus dangereux à ceux qui ne la connoissent pas; on nous dit qui la tempéte s’est appaisée; puissent les Sages mesure que prendront le Congrès, les etats, et la convention de philadelphie retablir la...
I am much Better pleased with your Second Volume than with the times. And the politics of this Book Agree Better with me than those of the World—Indeed, my dear Sir, you Have Made an Excellent book—I Confess I am the less unprejudiced as I love the author, and His principles are conformant to mine—But independant of that, I am your Book’s warm Admirer and Constant Reader—its usefulness will...
This Letter will be delivered by M. de Sailly Who is going over to America, and intends establishing forges of Which he is a Master—Upon His application for a letter to You, I the more Willingly have Granted it, as there May Be Proper Materials about Mount Vernon, and I know Your Excellency will be disposed to encourage M. de Sailly’s plans for the improvement of the Mines in Virginia. With...
I Will not Enter on a detail of European Affairs, Still less so of our trouble in France, as M. Barret Will tell You What Has Happened Since You Embarked—Governement Have Made a Great Effort—I think it Will Be like turnus’s Big Stone in the Aneïd—For the present the Parliaments are Put to the Rout, But Rallying Again Under Cover of Public Opinion, Which You know Has a Great force in this...
I am very Sorry to find that You leave Europe Before I Have the pleasure to take you By the Hand. Let me at least Enjoy the Satisfaction to wish You and Your family a Most Happy voyage, and to Anticipate Your feelings on Your touching the Blessed Shores of Liberty, and Entering our Good town of Boston. Be So kind as to Remember me very affectionately to all friends. I am Sorry I Have not yet...
I Have long wished for a private opportunity to write to You, And while Expecting it, Have deprived myself of the pleasure to tell you my Opinion of Your Admirable Book. I Cannot Express, my dear Sir, the Satisfaction I felt in Reading of it. Let those who study Constitutions in their Closet Say what they please–to Any one who Has Experience, Yours must Ever Be the true principles–There is in...
On the Receipt of Your Excellency’s letter, I took Measures to fulfill the intentions of the Society in which I Have the Honour to be a Member. As our institution was differently interpreted, I wrote a letter to Count de Vergennes of which the inclosed is a Copy, and the Account I gave was printed in a Court Gazette which I Have also the Honour to send—at a King’s Council, this day was a week,...
Amidst the buzzling of Interior and foreign Affairs, I am glad to find an Opportunity to Remind you of me, Which May Be free from the Rogueries of french and English Post offices—I Have Been Some time in Auvergne, Attending a preliminary Assembly in that My Province, the journal of which I Have once directed, and am Now Again Sending to You altho it Contains Nothing Interesting. My stay in...
Your wished for and Most Heartly wellcome favours Have not this long while Reached me, and I most warmly Request You, my dear General, not to forget writing to a friend who loves you with a Filial and Unbounded Affection. this letter is Going By the September Packet, and Hereafter there will Be one Sailing Every month, By Which, While in Europe, I Shall most Exactly Advise my dear and...