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Having been honored with the Vice Presidents consent to attend the Eulogium in Memory of D r Benjamin Franklin. We in the name of the Philosophical Society, presume to hope you will do them the honor of your presence on the Same important occasion We have the honor to be / with the greatest respect / Madam / Your obedient Servants RC ( Adams Papers ); internal address: “M rs Adams.—” Benjamin...
I hope you will not think it presumptive of me to add a word to the Subject of the enclosed letters— The Talents of M Cooper are highly Spoken of (in the law) which he practises in Northumberland—I have had an intimate acquaintance with him since his residence in this Country, & whatever His Speculative opinions may have been, he has never rendered himself a party; & even those speculative...
M Vaughan presents his respectful Compts to the President of the United States; & informs him that upon reexamining the Packet, he has found inside of one of the letters, a line from a Mr Robson dated Charleston who informs that he receivd the letters in Porto Rico—Mr Mason was passenger in the Ellis from London &, taken into that Port—Several letters of Introduction for N York were enclosed...
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...
I am almost ashamed to trouble you on such a subject but depending on your kind and friendly disposition towards Mr. Adams and myself I am induced to request you will have the goodness to procure us a young woman strong and capable of work in the kitchen and house and a Boy to do the usual work in a family under an upper Servant from among the Swiss or German emigrants who are daily arriving I...