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“Keith hall,” Scotland, 1 July 1791 . He is sending “a small publication” which he hopes TJ will accept, concerning “an universal Equalization of Weights Measures and Coins. And if I thought any man in America had bestowed more Labour on this than I have done I should not have given you this trouble.” As for TJ’s proposed rod pendulum vibrating seconds as the standard, he surely knows that...
I take the Liberty of sending your Excellency two political pamphlets, one of them a Prize Dissertation on the Excellence of the British Constitution, the other, a particular examination of the last French Constitution—The two contain as many examples as I could easily get introduced—of the different beauties or defects both of ancient and modern governments— I have been induced to give your...