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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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To THOMAS MILLER1
MS., GUA University MSS. vol. 31. 13; Rae 172; Scott 220–1.
Paris, 14 Feb. 1764
I take this first opportunity, after my arrival in this Place, which was not till yesterday to resign my Office into the hands of Your Lordship, of the Dean of Faculty,2 of the Principal of the College3 and of all my other most respectable and worthy collegues. Into Your and their hands therefor I do hereby resign my Office of Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow and in the College thereof, with all the emoluments Privileges and advantages which belong to it. I reserve however my Right to the Salary for the current half year which commenced at the 10th of October for one part of my salary and at Martinmass last for another; and I desire that this Salary may be paid to the Gentleman who does that part of my Duty which I was obliged to leave undone, in the manner agreed on between my very worthy Collegues and me before we parted. I never was more anxious for the Good of the College than at this moment and I sincerely wish that whoever is my Successor4 may not only do Credit to the Office by his Abilities but be a comfort to the very excellent Men with whom he is likely to spend his life, by the Probity of his heart and the Goodness of his Temper.
I have the Honour to be my Lord, your Lordship’s most obedient and most faithfull Servant
[1 ]Thomas Miller (1717–89) of Glenlee, Kirkcudbright, and Barskimming, Ayr; lawyer, politician, and judge; educ. Glasgow and Edinburgh; advocate 1742; Town Clerk, Glasgow 1748–66; Solicitor of Excise 1755–9; Solicitor–General 1759–60; Lord Advocate 1760–6; M.P. 1761–6; Lord Rector, Glasgow University 1762–4; Lord Justice–Clerk 1766 (as Lord Barskimming 1766–80, then Glenlee); Lord President of the Court of Session 1787–d.
[2 ]James Clow.
[3 ]William Leechman.
[4 ]Dr. Thomas Reid.