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You will, I doubt not, have the goodness to pardon the liberty I take, in the present letter, from the motives which lead to it, to serve a valuable citizen, & to promote the utility of some one of the great public institutions in your state, devoted to education on a large scale. Mr. John Saunderson, of this city, whom I regard as eminently qualified for a professorship of the learned...
I am much indebted for your kind letter of Feb. 29. and for your valuable volume on the English constitution. I have read this with pleasure, and much approbation, and think it has deduced the constitution of the English nation from it’s rightful root, the Anglo-Saxon. it is really wonderful that so many able and learned men should have failed in their attempts to define it with correctness....
Your kind and consolatory letter of the 31 ult. I have just received on my return from Washington city, where I have been since the 10 th of Feb. engaged in settling accounts of ten years standing and rescuing myself from the opprobrium of being classed among the public defaulters. I will not plague you by a recapitulation of the vexations and injuries I have suffered thro’ the baleful system...
The printer having disappointed me in getting ready, in time to send to you before your departure, the original report of the plan of our University, I now inclose you half a dozen copies, one for D r Stuart, the others to be disposed of as you please. I am sorry to inform you that we fail in getting the contingent donation of 50. M .D. made to us by our last legislature. so we have nothing...
Taking for granted this will reach you while mr Gilmer is still in England, I take the liberty of putting a letter for him, under the protection of your cover, to ensure it’s safe reciept by him. should it however, by any accident, loiter on the way until he should be on his return, I will request of you to open the letter to him, and to take out, and have delivered to Maj r Cartwright, one it...