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    • Cabot, George
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I send you 5 bushels of early & 7 of late potatoes, which tho it fullfils my promise does not satisfy my intention.—foreseeing that you would wish for more than I cou’d spare, I have enquired among my neighbours, but like myself they are all scantily supplied I have however directed your messenger to the best source of information on the road where I still hope he will find what are...
Persuaded that your Collection of Sermons wou’d be enriched by the addition of Dr. Osgoods I have the honor to transmit you a Copy—The sterling good sense & manly Spirit of his writings as well as their classical Elegance have long since established his literary fame on a very solid basis.—will you make my respects acceptable to the President of the United States & receive the assurances of my...
I did not indulge the expectation that I shoud wholly escape reproach when I had the honor to write you on the 11th of last month—your condescention (not to say partiality) had placed me in a dilemma from which even your own goodness cou’d not entirely extricate me—I resolved however to merit the continuance of your esteem & therefore at once discarded all private considerations & listened to...
I cannot suppress the inclination I feel to transmit you a Sermon which gave me infinite pleasure—probably you know that this vicinity has been more infected with the contagious spirit of Revolutionary France than almost any part of Massachusetts.—sagacious people find it easy to apply many of the characters & all agree that Nehemiah deserved well of his country.—I sincerely pray that the U S...
I feel too sensibly the obligations you have laid me under by the letters you had the goodness to write on the 3d. and 4th,—They deserve a better return than it is possible for me to make; while I can only offer the effusions of a grateful heart I see too plainly that those alone wou’d not be acceptable—You require a Serious engagement on my part which I am forbidden to make by motives that...