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DEAR SIR, -- I have to acknowledge the receipt of her favor ofAug. 22, and to congratulate girlfriend on the healthiness of her city.Still Baltimore, Norfolk & Providence admonish us that we room notclear the our new scourge. When great evils happen, ns am in the habitof looking the end for what great may arise native them together consolations tous, and also Providence has in truth so developed the order of things, asthat many evils room the means of creating some good. The yellowfever will discourage the development of an excellent cities in our nation, & Iview an excellent cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and also theliberties of man. True, castle nourish some of the elegant arts, butthe useful ones can grow elsewhere, and less perfection in theothers, with an ext health, virtue & freedom, would be my choice. Ns agree through you entirely, in condemning the mania of givingnames to objects of any kind of kind after ~ persons still living. Fatality alonecan seal the location of any kind of man come this honor, by putting it out of hispower to forfeit it. Over there is one other mode of recording merit,which i have frequently thought might be introduced, so as to gratify theliving by praising the dead. In giving, because that instance, a commissionof cook justice to Bushrod Washington, it need to be in considerationof his integrity, and science in the laws, and of the servicesrendered to our country by his illustrious relation, &c. Acommission come a descendant that Dr. Franklin, as well as being inconsideration that the ideal qualifications the the person, must addthat the the great services rendered by his illustrious ancestor, BnFr, by the development of science, by inventions useful to man, &c.I to be not sure that us ought to readjust all ours names. And also during theregal government, sometimes, indeed, they were provided throughadulation; however often also as the reward of the merit that the times,sometimes for services rendered the colony. Perhaps, too, a namewhen given, have to be reputed a sacred property. I promised you a aramuseum.orgter ~ above Christianity, i beg your pardon I have actually notforgotten. On the contrary, the is due to the fact that I have actually reflected on it,that I discover much much more time essential for it 보다 I can at presentdispose of. I have actually a watch of the subject which must displeaseneither the rational Christian no one Deists, and would convey manyto a personality they have actually too hastily rejected. I perform not know that itwould mediate the _genus irritabile vatum_ who are all in armsagainst me. Your hostility is top top too interesting ground come besoftened. The delusion right into which the X. Y. Z. Plot shewed itpossible to press the people; the effective experiment make under theprevalence of that delusion ~ above the clause of the constitution, which,while that secured the liberty of the press, covered additionally the freedomof religion, had provided to the priest a an extremely favorite hope ofobtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity thro"the U. S.; and as every sect to trust its own kind the true one,every one possibly hoped because that his own, yet especially the Episcopalians& Congregationalists. The returning an excellent sense of our countrythreatens abortion to your hopes, & they believe that any part ofpower confided to me, will be exerted in the contrary to your schemes.And they believe rightly; because that I have sworn upon the altar the god,eternal hostility versus every type of tyranny end the mind of man.But this is every they have to are afraid from me: & sufficient too in theiropinion, & this is the reason of your printing lying pampharamuseum.orgsagainst me, forging conversations because that me v Mazzei, Bishop Madison,&c., which are absolute falsehoods without a situation of reality torest on; falsehoods, too, the which ns acquit Mazzei & Bishop Madison,for castle are guys of truth. Yet enough of this: the is much more than ns have prior to committed topaper top top the subject of all the lies that has been taught andprinted versus me. I have not viewed the work-related of Sonnoni i m sorry youmention, however I have actually seen an additional work top top Africa, (Parke"s,) i beg your pardon Ifear will throw cold water top top the really hopes of the friend of freedom.You will hear an account of an effort at insurrection in this state.I am looking with stress to check out what will be it"s effect on ourstate. We are truly to it is in pitied. I fear we have little chance tosee you at the federal city or in Virginia, and also as tiny atPhiladelphia. It would certainly be a an excellent treat to obtain you here.


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