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    • Otis, George Alexander
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    • Adams, John
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The letter you have done me the honour to address me of the 3d. inst. I have this moment receiv’d; and I am glad that you approve of my undertaking to give Mr. Botta an American dress, even although you do not find him altogether accurate. Since his faults are countenanced by all historians ancient as well as modern, I hope you will be indulgent to him for the Sake of his translator. I think...
The assurances you were so good as to grant me, in your very kind letter of August 3d., relieved my mind from all solicitude respecting the success of the Enterprise in which I am engaged. The addition of your authority to that of the Honorable Secretary of State & of Mr. Jefferson. Mr Madison, Mr. Monroe, Mr. Jay. Gov. Wolcott &c will be all-sufficient to secure the confidence of the public...
Altho I have already once expressed my high Sense of obligation for the very flattering terms in which you were so good as to signify your approbation of my translation of De Pradt’s Europe, yet, as I have been advised by my literary friends in this city not to withhold any longer from the world opinions at once so favourable to the work and to the Translator; which coming from such high...
I acknowledge as a benefit of the last importance, and of durable effect, the high approbation you have deigned to bestow on my Translation of Botta’s History. The generosity with which you have so largely bestowed it, is the more entitled to all my gratitude, as the Author, from defect of materials, has not done full justice to yourself. In a letter that I have but now had the honor to...
The letter which you did me the great honour to write me under date of 22 April signifying your obliging acceptance of De Pradt; has added essentially to my happiness, since approbation from one So revered is more precious than fame, and at the same time its earnest. It also gave me the sincerest pleasure to contemplate that name, charactered by the Same generous hand which affixed it to the...
In the letter which I had the honour to address to you with the 2nd Volume of my translation of Botta, I omitted to observe that I had intimated to Mr. Jefferson your objection to the liberty taken by that Historian of composing speeches for Richard Henry Lee, and John Dickinson, at the same time informing him that you were a promoter and generous patron of my enterprise. He has had the...