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Not to honour Mr Colman, for I know he needs none from me to you; but to gratify myself and bring me once more to your recollection—I write this line. He deserves to see all the greatest men and the best things, I Philadelphia; and I hope no narrow sentiments in religion or Politicks will prevent him. I am as always your friend MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Not to honor Mr Colman, for I know he needs none from me to you: but to gratify myself, and bring me once more to your recollection, I write this Line. He deserves to See all the greatest and best Men and Things in Philadelphia: and I hope no narrow Sentiments in Religion or Politicks, will prevent him. I am, as always your Friend PPAmP .
Mr Colman’s visit, highly acceptable in itself, to us all, has been the more So to me as he brought me a letter from yourself—Our endeavor to establish a more liberal religious Socy than had before existed here, (& of which you witnessed the Commencemt under Dr Priestley)—met with many Serious obstacles after he left us—We are overcoming them, & have built a Church, & the occasional Visits of...
I regret that your kind Letter of Oct. 11. has been so long unanswered. Mr Colman needed no recommendation or introduction from me to you. He is delighted with his Visit to Philadelphia and the liberal Society he found there. I will hazard Something to you. In my Opinion Something was wanting in Philadelphia, to irradiate the Solemn gloom of the religion of that City, on one hand: and to check...
I know not by what right or colour of right, I address you: but as the World agrees that you are Benevolence personified I presume upon that principle to introduce to you Mr Samuel Gilman, whose Accademical Education was in the Family of my beloved Sister, whose University Education was at Harvard Colledge, whose Genius has already exhibited very promising productions in verse and prose from...
Accept of my warmest thanks for your kind letter by M. Gilman; the certainty that our old highly respected friends have not forgotten us is always grateful, & you have rendred it the more so, by the channel you have selected to communicate this token of your recollection. I have seen a Copy of your letter to D Morse which is highly satisfactory to the Society of Liberal Christian worshipping...
Mr Thomas Cooper having communicated to me the active part taken by you to assist him, thro’ Mr Warden, in procuring some publications from France, which May be made useful to this Country, has at the same time requested me to inform you, that I am ready at any time & in any mode which can be pointed out be ready to transmit the sum of 100$ for this Object—or to pay at sight, the Amount of the...
Mr Ticknor who has in charge the purchase of Books for Mr Jefferson in Europe & M Everitt, selectd for a friend of their’s in Boston a Number of Valuable Books of the Best Editions, rarely met with in America. Their friend a Bookseller & Man of Letters means to Sell these at Public Sale on 20 Dec in Boston. I will not apologize for the liberty I have taken in Sending a Catalogue, meaning to...
I enclose a letter received at the society & read last evening—with its envellope— The Rouleau mention’d on the Envellope has not made its appearance & may have been taken on by M Cole or may have come by the Syren , by which Vessel the letter possibly came— But all our packets came by the Mentor —Should you have recieved it, it will after you have Examin’d it be peculiarly acceptable to us—...
The Nivellem t Barometrique of Humboldt has this moment come to hand—Having found two Prospectus of the publications made or proposed by Humboldt & Bonplan —I enclose one for you—I remain D sir Your friend & ser t RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r ”; dateline below signature; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Aug. 1809 and so recorded in