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I received a few days ago your letter of the 4. Instant, enclosing the copy of a bill to provide for the public instruction of youth, and to promote the interest of Agriculture; and requesting observations thereon. I wish I were less incompetent to a satisfactory compliance with the request. The wisdom of providing a system of diffusive education must at once, be universally approved. Of the...
I have recd. yours of the 8th. inclosing the plan of a Work under the title of “Political Economist.” The Science of political Economy has recd. much elucidation from Modern discussion. But it is so important to the prosperity of States, that it merits every further light that can be thrown on it. The application of its true principles to our Country, which is not in some respects similar to...
I have recd. your letter of the 22d. inst: inclosing a copy of the Law providing for primary schools throughout your State. I congratulate you on the foundation thus laid for a general System of Education, and hope it presages a superstructure, worthy of the patriotic forecast which has commenced the Work. The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that of giving it liberty,...
I have recd. your favor of the 21st. covering a copy of your first Report to the Legislature of the State, as Superintendant of public Instruction. The Report contains information of general use. And the System of Education to which it relates, is made particularly interesting to the States analogous in the sparseness and mixt kind of their population, to the difficulties encountered in...
I have duly recd. with your letter of the 20th. a copy of the "Report on a State’s Bank." Not venturing to pronounce on the merits of a plan, wch. is to be tested by a fuller experience than can yet be consulted, I can only express my acknowledgements, for the communication, and my wishes, that if adopted, the patriotic views, of its authors, may be accomplished With esteem & friendly respects...
I recd. in due time the copy of your Report on a State’s Bank: for which I offer my acknowledgments, with the apology for the delay furnished by the unsettled State of my health. The Report certainly does justice to the plan which it espouses. But I am not yet weaned from the opinion long entertained, that the only adequate guarantee for the uniform and stable value of a paper Currency is its...
I have duly recd. your favor enclosing a Copy of your plan for a "National Bank." Having outlived the period, within which I could venture on the task, of examining & appreciating, the comparative merits of such Institutions, I must limit myself to the remark that the plan you have struck out argues a familiarity with the principles and modifiable materials of Banks, of which you have given...