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“Vanity of Vanities, all is Vanity!” The French have a distinction, between Eulogy and Apology. I...
Though the publication of my juvenile Letters to your Father, especially in a Nantucket Gazette...
I am obliged to you for your favour of the 5th. the eleven volumes of your Register, shall be...
The information you gave me in your favour of the fifth of this month; for which I kindly thank...
Have you read certain Strictures upon Painters and Paintings in the Newspapers? What do you think...
I thank you for your favour of the 3d. and congratulate you on your success; which I hope and...
Can you prescribe rules for painting, a perception? A reminiscens,? a judgment? a ratiocination?...
The great question was “Whether Writs of Assistants, were legal, or illegal; constitutional or...
Is your daughter, Mrs Stewart, who I am credibly informed is one of the most accomplished Ladies,...
Like other Sinners about to commit an indiscretion I study excuses to quiet my own conscience. My...
Give me leave to introduce to you, Mr Theodore Lyman junior, a young Gentleman of Education and...
Mr Paudlin, transmitted your kind introductory Letter to me from New York, and I presume went to...
I am greatly obliged to you for your kind letter of the 10th. of Feb’y, & you cannot be more...
I have received your obliging favour of the 8th. but cannot consent to your resolution to ask no...
My loving and beloved Friend, Pickering, has been pleased to inform the World that I have “few...
As I can make no Apology for so long forgetting to return the volumes inclosed, I must, without...
I thank you for your kind Letter which is received; and for the delicious present which is...
Mr Theodore Lyman Junr. a Gentleman of a Studious, inquisitive and irreproachable Character, is...
I have received eleven Volumes of your Register, well bound and in good order, for which I have...
You have been kind enough to send me five Numbers of your Allegany Magazine, for which I can only...
The Volume of Dr Franklins Correspondence has Seemed to make me live over again my Life at Passy...
A Reminiscence, as the French phrase it, of Civilities received from you and your Brothers,...
I have received “the history of the late war in the western country by Mr Robert B McAffe” and...
Mr William Smith Shaw has lent me the fourth Volume of his political pamphlets, the first tract...
Lyman was mortified that he could not visit Monticello. He is gone to Europe a Second time. I...
I pretend not to preserve any order, in my Letters to you. I give you hints, as they accidently...
I thank you for your favour of the 19th and the return of the Pamphlet with a Copy. You revive me...
Mr Leslie Combs of Kentucky has Sent me “a History of the late War, in the Western Country, by Mr...
I have this moment received your favour of yesterday. In some future Letter I must write you an...
That Mr Hutchinson repented, as sincerely as Mr Hamilton did, I doubt not. I hope the Repentance...
Your pathetic Letter of the 2d. has filled my heart with Sympathy and Grief. Your Son, by all...
You “never profoundly admired Mr. H.” I have suggested some hints in his favour. You “never...
When I have heard you Say, and you have repeatedly Said it to me, that “you were determined to...
Accept my thanks for your favour of last month. The safe Arrival of your books has quieted my...
I return the letter of JQ, which you lent me. You know his is a painter. And which of Hogarths is...
From the tenderness of Friendship and the Weakness of Compassion and humanity, I have promised...
I have received the letter you did me the honour of writing to me on the 14th of this month...
From the tenderness of friendship, & the weakness of compassion & humanity, I have promised two...
Your kind Letter of the 8th. and the enclosed Biography have been read with all the interest...
As we have amused ourselves with looking at a few pictures, suppose we should add one more to the...
Another application has been made to me by Mr Elbridge Gerry, the oldest Son of the late Vice...
I have received my pamphlet & your Register, with your letter of the 20th. Inclosed are four...
“Inclosed are four papers.—No. 1. A letter from President Washington, Aug. 27, 1790; No. 2....
The oldest Statesman in North America is no more.—Vixit. McKean, for whose services, and indeed...
I have received my Pamphlet and your Register, with your Letter of the 20th. “Inclosed are four...
In the good old English Language of your Virginian and my New England Ancestors, I am right glad...
I am impatient to See your Plan of a University and new System of Education. To assist you in...
I have read your narrative, and I cannot scruple to recommend it to the serious, candid and...
I have received your letter of the 15th: and rejoice in the establishment of your Society for the...
I fear I have not answered your letter of 20th of June. That of the 8th: of August, I certainly...