The Writings of Samuel Adams - Volume 4 eBook

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& diligent Servant of the publick, you will make Use of for that Purpose.  For it is of equal Importance that the Fidelity of one or the Treachery of another, in the service of the publick, should be made known.  A Man of inflexible Republican Virtue cannot but incur both the Dread & the Hatred of those who are—­ambitious—­desirous of making Fortunes—­artful and enterprizing—­especially if much of the publick Money has passd, unaccounted for, through their Hands.  Mr Dean would have the World believe that Dr Lee is a dishonest Man & a Traitor.  The Writer of these Extracts, who has had full Opportunity of enquiring, says, he is “a Man of Integrity and Honor,”—­“a worthy Character”—­“invariably attachd to the Cause of America.”  I am inclind to think, that no honest & sensible Man who is acquainted with both will hesitate to determine, which of their Opinions to rely upon, or which of them in the present Case ought to be supposd the impartial Judge.

Adieu.

TO JAMES LOVELL.

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

March 26

Mess Otis and Henley are under a Difficulty which I wish mt have your Attention, and that you wd consult our Brother Mr Gerry to whom they have written on the Subject.  In Consequence of the most pressing Letters from the Board of War, they have lately purchasd a Quantity of Woolen Goods at 5 Months Credit, to be paid for in Currency at 75 for one provided Bills on Europe continue at 25, otherwise is that Proportion.  They consulted the most judicious and publick spirited Merchants upon Change who thought it an advantageous Bargain.  But the Board of War in a Letter to them say they hope & expect they have got rid of the Bargain.  To insist upon this would seem hard and unjust, and to leave the Matter to be settled at a distant Time would be precarious and unsafe for them.  I hope Gentlemen with you do not look upon them as that Kind of Men who seek publick Employment without any View of serving the Publick.  They are Men of Honor and Reputation; and as such they expect to fullfil the Contracts they make, and they ought to be supported by their Employers.

A Prize is arrivd in Salem taken by one of our Privateers, said to have on board 1500 bls of Flour, 1400 bls of Beef and Pork, besides dry Goods.

Mrs A made a Visit to Mrs L a day or two ago & informd me that your Family were in Health.  They are shortly to move into the House of S Waterhouse an Absentee.

TO JAMES LOVELL.

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

Mar 27

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