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I Hope However That This May All Prove False Prophecy

To William Strahan Dear Sir, Craven Street, Nov. 29. 69 Being just return’d to Town from a little Excursion I find yours of the 22d, containing a Number of Queries that would require a Pamphlet to answer them fully. You however desire only brief Answers, which I shall endeavour to give you. Previous to your…

The True Sources of Wealth and Plenty

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To Timothy Folger Loving Kinsman, London, Sept. 29. 1769 Since my Return from abroad, where I spent part of the Summer, I have received your Favours of June 10 and July 26. The Treasury Board is still under Adjournment, the Lords and Secretaries chiefly in the Country; but as soon as they meet again, you…

Whoever Scruples Cheating the King Will Certainly Not Wrong His Neighbour

To Mary Stevenson Saturday Evening, Sept 2. 1769 Just come home from a Venison Feast, where I have drank more than a Philosopher ought, I find my dear Polly’s chearful chatty Letter that exhilarates me more than all the Wine. Your good Mother says there is no Occasion for any Intercession of mine in your…

Affairs are Perhaps Below Notice

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To George Whitefield I am under continued apprehensions that we may have bad news from America. The sending soldiers to Boston always appeared to me a dangerous step; they could do no good, they might occasion mischief. When I consider the warm resentment of a people who think themselves injured and oppressed, and the common…

A Receipt for Making Parmesan Cheese

To John Bartram Dear Friend, London July 9, 1769 It is with great Pleasure I understand by your Favour of April 10. that you continue to enjoy so good a Share of Health. I hope it will long continue. And altho’ it may not now be suitable for you to make such wide Excursions as…