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I had the honour of writing to your Excellency By Mr de Bert an ancient Captain of the legion I had the happyness to Command in your army —that gentleman was going to Settle & live in your Country, it was a good opportunity for my heart since it was a man for whom I have a great Esteem which I intrusted with the Care of the Expressions & protestations of my unlimited Sentiment of respect,...
Was I only acquainted with your high character and the eminent post where it has placed you, as in your most natural position, without Being at the same time incouraged in the respectuous liberty which your goodness inspire, I would restrain the satisfactions of my heart on your account, to the possession of the highest sentiments he is capable of entertaining for the man who the world knows...
Since five years that I am return’d from america, my dearest thoughts have Been taken up By the remembrance of the days which I spent under the command of your Excellency, By the tender vénération which your character has forever ingraved into my soul. I know that men of such a high merit owe no gratitude or return for the affections which their virtues inspire: it is their due. But those who...