Letter from Orson Hyde, 15 December 1835

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Conclusion of the whole matter is sutch  I am willing to continue and do all I can  provided we can share equal benefits  one with the other, and upon no other pr inciple whatever. If one has his suport  from the “publick crib” let them all have  it. But if one is pinched I am willing  to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principle of impartiality and  equality can be observed by all I think  that I will not peep again—
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is  right.— There have been two applications  made to me to go into business since  I talked of taking the school, but it is  in the world and I had rather remain  in if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I Am Sir with  Respect Your obt. servt.
To J. Smith jn
Geauga Co.  Ohio [p. 74]
Conclusion of the whole matter is sutch I am willing to continue and do all I can provided we can share equal benefits one with the other, and upon no other principle whatever. If one has his suport from the “publick crib” let them all have it. But if one is pinched I am willing to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principle of impartiality and equality can be observed by all I think that I will not peep again—
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is right.— There have been two applications made to me to go into business since I talked of taking the school, but it is in the world and I had rather remain in if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I Am Sir with Respect Your obt. servt.
To J. Smith jn
Geauga Co. Ohio [p. 74]
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