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I do not search for an apologÿ, in sending you included imperfect Sketch of a work , which I ardently wished, to see executed bÿ a masterlÿ hand If to former favours—which can not be obliterated by me—you would join another by condescending to gratifÿ me with your opinion and Strictures I should feel myself ÿet higher indebted to your Patronage—while—I should consider—to have not Laboured in...
Contemplated work “Moral and Physical causes of the Revolutionarÿ Spirit, in the latter part of the 18 th centurÿ, with their probable issue on both Continents Ardua quæ pulcra ” (Rough outlines dotted) General observations (Preliminarÿ) Previous Station Situation of
I Should be at loss for an apologÿ in writing you again, had not the polite manner—in which you was pleased to bestow on me a new favour required mine Sincere thanks for this condescension. I feel proud—I was highly gratified with this distinction—more So—as it enabled me—by your delicate hint of a radical defect to fill up the gap in this Sketch. It might have been, that in its developing the...
Since I had the honour of sending you mÿ last letter , I reviewed mÿ Sketch and discovered, that I did neglect a rich mine, which he, who intends, to execute this plan, must have previouslÿ explored. After the General Sketch of Europe from the invasion of the Northern Nations ought to be inserted “Value and necessity of Studÿing the Annals, Records, Ballads, Romanzas and other writings of the...
The manÿ condescending proofs, which I received from your politeness, imbue me with the confidence to Sollicit another favour from your kindness. I know too well, I can have no claims, but that, which originates in your indulgence—and in your ardent wish to promote the indagation of truth. About three years past I Spend a few days with my old respected friend at Quincÿ , whom you, perhaps,...
Accept mÿ Sincerest thanks for the distinguished proof of your confidential esteem, with which you have been pleased to gratifÿ me . I Suppose, I consult your wishes, to copÿ it, and Send it in mÿ handwriting to mÿ friend in England , for publication in the Month. Repos. of Theol . with the expressed request, that neither he or his friends by insinuation or allusion Should drop a hint in with...
The distinguished proof of your esteem, with which you favoured and gratified me, when you honoured me with your Letter of apr. 25. induces me to take the liberty of Sending you a few lines more . I am pleased to Suppose, that my last has not been unacceptable, and that you approved the course, which I have taken with the papers with whom I was entrusted. These are now on their way to Old...
In answer to your favour of July the 30 —I must once more return to the papers , which I Send to England for publication; and am Satisfied with the precautions, I deemed requisite, to conceal the author . Since I received last week information from London of the Sudden desease of mr joÿce —whom I had intrusted with the business I then directly adressed mr. Belsham , Solliciting him to inquire...
Reperusing your interesting Syllabus I have recalled in my mind a train of thoughts—which I brought in writing about twenty years past and Send then—for his criticisms—to my old friend Joshua Toulmin of Taunton —father of the judge in the Missisippi Territory —which treatise has been irrecoverably lost on its passage to England . Having hurted my right leg—in my garden—by carelessness—which...
Although it is not mÿ power—to make this Letter in any manner interesting, yet your courtesy and kindness towards me would prompt me to answer your favour of Nov. 24 —with which I was honoured. I Should have acquitted myself of this duty at a more early period, had I not been a martyr of a wounded leg, imprudently neglected, during three months. The pains being So acute, that I was not...
Mrs A.A had the kindness to Send me inclosed N o of the Month Rep—to convey it, after its perusal, to Monticello . I expect, it is the only one on our continent. That excellent Lady received it from her Son at the court of St. James . Although I regret, that there has not been complied with my injunctions—Still I rejoyce at the publication, and can find reasons to palliate this appearing...