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Correspondence of Adam Smith, ed. E. C. Mossner and I. S. Ross, vol. VI of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1987).
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From JOSEPH BLACK
MS., GUL Gen. 1035/148; Scott 256–7.
Glasgow, 23 Jan. 1764
Inclosed I send you a letter from Ireland and the one to my Brother which you may deliver when you please. Mrs Smith and Miss Douglass are perfectly well and you made your Mother very happy with the letter which came last night. She was particularly overjoyed at the hint that your stay abroad was not to be so long as you expected. She begs you will write as often as you can. I received your line from Edinburgh about Balfour1 and as to the affair of the House.2 Mrs Smith will certainly be allowed to stay in it untill martinmass and it is even probable she may keep it untill the whitsunday after. T. Young3 performs admirably well and is much respected by the Students—
Farewell and beleive me
Yours Joseph Black
[1 ]John Balfour, Edinburgh Bailie and bookseller, partner of Gavin Hamilton. On 16 June 1776, Smith asked Hume to direct his letters to him in Edinburgh c/o Balfour; see Letter 161.
[2 ]Smith had a tied house in Professors’ Court of the Old College which he would be expected to vacate on demitting his Chair. Black indicates that the University was prepared to let Smith’s mother retain the house for another session of three terms: Martinmas (Oct.–Dec.), Candlemas (Jan.–Mar.), and Whitsunday (Apr.–June).
[3 ]Thomas Young, 3rd son of Thomas Young of Burntisland, Fife; M.A. Glasgow 1763; Smith’s substitute as teacher of the Moral Philosophy class and unsuccessful candidate for the Chair.