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I have read with very great satisfaction the sheets of your work on the commerce of France and the United states which you were so good as to put into my hands. I think you treat the subject, as far as these sheets go, in an excellent manner. Were I to select any particular passages as giving me particular satisfaction, it would be those wherein you prove to the United states that they will be...
I return you, Sir, the paper wherein is inserted the letter under my name, with many thanks for the perusal of it. If the two columns whereon it is printed are not useful to you, I would venture to ask you for them: because the publication is not only without authority, but is surreptitious and mutilated to answer its purposes of a particular interest , and I would wish to make some...
I am very sensible of the honour you propose to me of becoming a member of the society for the abolition of the slave trade. You know that nobody wishes more ardently to see an abolition not only of the trade but of the condition of slavery: and certainly nobody will be more willing to encounter every sacrifice for that object. But the influence and information of the friends to this...
I now trouble you with my packets for America, which are indeed unreasonably bulky. The larger one addressed to Mr. Jay contains chiefly newspapers, pamphlets &c. so may be disposed of as you please. That addressed to Mr. Madison is of the same nature, as are all the others except the smallest of the two addressed to Mr. Jay which contains my letters, and of which I ask your special care. The...
The bearer hereof, Doctor Edwards, a citizen of the United States proposing to visit Paris, I avail myself of that occasion to recall myself to your recollection, and to recommend to your notice a person whose ta[lents?] information and worth will merit it. As the cause of freedom in one country is dear to the free of every other, and your partialities for our states may still interest you in...