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I have received your kind Letter of January 31, and thank you for your obliging Congratulations, as well as for the monthly Publication. Will you do me the favor of having my name Subscribed and the Magazine Sent to Quincy regularly as it comes out? I am no doubt obliged to Capt. Ingraham, and I Suppose also to Mr Barrel, my old Friend for the Compliment. The Time has been when such a feather...
Yesterday I received your favour of the 19th. and learn with Pleasure your design to persue your valuable History of New Hampshire. The Anecdote of "Positive Proof from Holland that military Stores, to the amount of 400,000 St. were ordered and purchased from N. America", is wholly unknown to me. that Col Lee of Marblehead ever “recd or dispersed” any stores I never heard nor that he was...
I have, this morning received your letter of the 18th. George Chalmers, I have seen in London. He is a Scot, who adventured to Maryland and practised Law; When hostilities commenced, he fled to the British army in N. York. He has much of the scornful, fastidious Temper of his nation; has been a very bitter Tory; but is a laborious writer. There is no second Volume of his Annals; and as he has...
Your kind Letter of the 2d. was brought to me from the Post office this morning, and I thank you for your Attention to the Reputation of our Country. I have Shewn your Letter to Mr Henry Mr Elsworth and other Members of Congress in 1779 and 1780 and to some others , and there is not one who remembers any Thing like the account which Dr Kippis has given. I will however take other Measures for...
The more the subject is considered, the sooner all men will be convinced, that human passions are all insatiable; that, instead of being extinguished, moderated, or contented, they always strengthen by indulgence and gratification; and therefore, that the only security against them is in checks, whether in civil or ecclesiastical societies. This is no more true with regard to the love of...
I have delivered your Letter to the Secretary of State and he has caused the Records to be searched, and the Result is the Report inclosed. I shall send you more upon this subject. Mean time, you will preserve this. With great Regard &c MHi : Andrew Kippis Papers.
I have recd your kind Letter of Jan. 24. and have read, Sealed and sent as you desired your Letter to General Knox, for whose bold Expressions, upon which you have remarked I was always sorry. I presume he did not mean that our Population had been destructive to Indians like the Cruelties of Pizarro &c. but that it had prevented their Population as much. The Expressions however were not well...
I have this day received your favour inclosed with a sermon at the Installation of Mr Morse. This elegant discourse I have read with the more pleasure, because that, besides the good Sense, the moral sentiments and Christian benevolence which it breaths, I had last week an opportunity of commencing an acquaintance with Mr Morse himself, who appears to be an interesting Character and a man of...
Inclosed is the Letter of Dr Tucker.—If I should agree with him in his Maxim Fiat Justitia ruat Cœlum the question would still remain what is Justice. Justice to the Negroes would require that they should not be abandoned by their Masters and turned loose upon a World in which they have no Capacity to procure even a Subsistance. What would become of the old? the young? the infirm? Justice to...
I received, last night, your favour of the 20th and a day or two before had recd that of the 2d. returned to me from Philadelphia. Thanks for Mr Winthrops Prophecies. I wrote to Charles Thompson on the subject of Cooks Voyage, long enough before I left Philadelphia to have had an answer but none has yet arrived. Mr Thompson is as deeply engaged in Preparing an English Translation of the...