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There are some young Characters so ingenious and inquisitive, and promising to rise into future figure in the political World, as to become worthy the Favor and Patronage of those who have already arrived at the sumit of human Greatness in Society, and who take pleasure in cherishing those who may in time like themselves ascend to the Superior Improvements in political Life. Of this number is...
Be pleased to accept my Thanks for the printed Copy of the Report of the Secretary of State upon the Subject of a national Uniformity of Weights, Measures and Coins, which you did me the Honor to send me last Post. I had before read it as published in the Papers; and was so extremely pleased with it as a philosophic Production that I immediately communicated it to the higher Classes of the...
Some Men by their Merits call upon themselves the Attention of the whole Republic of Letters; and amidst a profusion of Honors from the most illustrious & respectable Bodies, they are often sollicited to accept the Talents of Estimation & Respect from Societies of inferior Consideration. Will you be pleased, Sir, to gratify the humble College of Connecticutt, in accepting as a Mark of her...
Upon receiving a third Book, but a Duplicate of the first volume or you Work, I acknowledged it in the enclosed Letter, which I sent to New York to be forwarded to yourself in London. But it was returned because it was judged that you would be on your Voyage home, before the letter could reach you. Be pleased to accept my repeated Thanks for the repeated favors with which you have honored me....
Last Summer I received two Letters from you, one of Decr. 24. 1786 and another of Sept. 1786, One of them thro’ the Hands of Mr. Trumbull, which passed a long Circuit before it reached me. I immediately wrote an Acknowledgment of the Recipt of these obliging Letters and of the Books which accompanied them, as gave me very particular Pleasure. At the same Time I received a Letter from the...
Last sumer I wrote you acknowledging the Receipt of the Abbe Mably’s Pamphlet, and your Letter accompanying it. On the 19th. Inst. I received the two Volumes of your Letters in a most neat & elegant Edition, thro’ the Hands of Mr Andrew Craige of New York. I am greatly honored by these repeated Testimonials of your Excellencys Friendship. These last Volumes shew a more thorough Investigation...
In my Answer to the Letter I had the honor of receiving from you last Fall by Dr Wales, I expressed my Apprehension that the Abbe Nably and some other of our European Friends entertained too gloomy despairing & desosolate Ideas and Fears, least our Amer Republic should tumble to pieces and come to nothing. Even our worthy & ever to be venerated Friend Dr Price has his Fear form; and so had...
As I know by your Letters to Col. Humphreys, that you are sollicitous for the Events of the Tumults in the State of Massachusetts; and as I have authentic Intelligence by two of my Pupils this day arrived here from beyond Northampton, one of whom had been captivated at Petersham by the Insurgts and was there released Ldsdy 4th Instant; I thought it might not be unacceptable to communicate to...
At our public Commencement 13th. Septr. last, the Reverend the Corporation of this College conferred upon yourself the Degree of Doctor in Laws. Immediately after, I journeyed to Albany, Ft. Edward, and Lake George, and was absent from home about six Weeks. Before my Departure I wrot a Letter to you advising this Transaction, and left it with my Family to forward by the first Opportunity. But...
Permit me to ask your Acceptance of an Election Sermon, which the Reverend Mr Morse a Tutor in this College will have the Honor to present to you. I know you must feel sollicitous for the Tumults in Massachusetts. They are doubtless magnified at a Distance. I confide in it that there is Wisdom in the Legislature of that State sufficient to rectify the public Disorders and recover the public...