The Writings of Samuel Adams - Volume 4 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 396 pages of information about The Writings of Samuel Adams.
& Mr Holker.  Mr Carmichael comes strongly recommend[ed] by Dr Franklin & Mr Silas Dean; but Dr Lee in his Letter gives Reasons why he cannot place a Confidence in him.  From a long Correspondence with Dr Lee, I conceive so great an Opinion of his Candor as well as inflexible Integrity & Attachment to our Country, that I cannot entertain a Doubt that he would suffer partial Considerations to operate in his Mind to the Prejudice of any Man.  Such a Difference of Sentiments concerning a Gentleman who I imagine must be of some Consequence, could not take Place without at least apparently good Grounds; and it may produce such Effects on this Side of the Water as may prove uncomfortable to us if not injurious to our Cause.  Would it not then be doing some Service, to exercise your Prudence in endeavoring to investigate the real Grounds of it, in doing which possibly some things may open to View of Importance and at present not thought of.

Dr Lee is a Gentleman of a fair and generous Mind.  I wish therefore that you would freely converse with him upon this Subject if you think you can do it with Propriety; and let him know that I have lately receivd many Letters from him, which I have duly attended to and would have acknowledgd to him by this Opportunity, if I had Leisure.

By the last Accounts I have had from Braintree your Lady & Family were in Health, though anxiously wishing to hear of your safe Arrival.

I shall write to you as often as I can & shall esteem my self happy in receiving your Favors.

I remain very affectionately

Your Friend,

To Mrs. Adams.

[Ms., Samuel Adams Papers, Lenox Library.]

Philade July 9 1778


Mr Mc Lean the Bearer of this Letter arrivd in this City yesterday, and tells me he saw you on the Day he left Boston, and that you were then in Health.  He now returns in so great Haste as to afford me Time only to let you know that I still enjoy that inestimable Blessing.  I now write at the Table in Congress, having just put my Hand to the Confederation with my Colleagues & the Delegates of seven other States.  North Carolina and Georgia whose Members are absent have acceded to the Confederation.  Mr H has just obtaind the Leave of Absence and is going home on Account of his ill State of Health & the Circumstances of his Family.  He tells me his Wife is dangerously ill.

Adieu my dear,


[Ms., Samuel Adams Papers, Lenox Library.]

Philade July —­ 1778


Project Gutenberg
The Writings of Samuel Adams - Volume 4 from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook