Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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could hope unwaranted by any mean  suspicion of your whole body— I wrote for  books to by — not but  I could I could not have taught the rudiments  without them— but because I wished to make  my instruction philosophically availing as well  as mere elementary. In this object I thought  myself confirmed by you, my books have  not come as yet & are probably lost— of  the pecuniary value I seek not.— I borowed  a book of , & told him, believing,  him to be responsible that Wednesday would  be best for me to deliver a publick lecture  owing to my engagements here. I here  was officially informed when the  was to be opened by me.—
The addition of insult  to wrong may be gratifying to small minds—  mine is above it, scorns and repud[i]ates it.—
I am verry respectfully
Your verry ob. Servt.
The Answer
Jan 11th 1836
,
Sir,
I received yours of the 5th Inst in which you  manifested much indignation and considered your hounour  highly insulted by us as a body, if not by me as an indiv idual, and deprecated our conduct because we informed  you that you appeard willing to trifle with us, as it [p. 128]
could hope unwaranted by any mean suspicion of your whole body— I wrote for books to by — not but I could not have taught the rudiments without them— but because I wished to make my instruction philosophically availing as well as mere elementary. In this object I thought myself confirmed by you, my books have not come as yet & are probably lost— of the pecuniary value I seek not.— I borowed a book of , & told him, believing, him to be responsible that Wednesday would be best for me to deliver a publick lecture owing to my engagements here. I here was officially informed when the was to be opened by me.—
The addition of insult to wrong may be gratifying to small minds— mine is above it, scorns and repudiates it.—
I am verry respectfully
Your verry ob. Servt.
The Answer
Jan 11th 1836
,
Sir,
I received yours of the 5th Inst in which you manifested much indignation and considered your hounour highly insulted by us as a body, if not by me as an individual, and deprecated our conduct because we informed you that you appeard willing to trifle with us, as it [p. 128]
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