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164.: From JOSEPH BLACK - Adam Smith, Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence Vol. 6 Correspondence of Adam Smith 
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., RSE viii. 7; unpubl.
Edinburgh, 14 Aug. 1776
I have the pleasure to return for answer to your Enquiry about Mr Hume that he had been remarkably Easy and chearfull, these three last days. He had before been much shocked with the appearance of his Nephew1 and was fatigued with the Stir and Noise which his living in the House occasioned. His disorder at the same time changed a little for the worse and was attended with an obstruction of the Bile, a sickness and feeling of a dull Pain and load at his Stomach and sometimes Vomiting of very bad stuff—but all these appearances are now gone, and he is very much at his Ease. This will encrease your Hopes and it is so pleasant to Hope that I would rather join you, then desire you to give them up. Present my Compliments to Mrs Smith and Miss Douglas and beleive me
[1 ]Joseph Home (1752–1872), eldest son of David’s bro. John. David Hume bought him a Cornetcy (14 Dec. 1770) and then a Lieutenancy (28 Mar. 1776) in the second regiment of the Dragoon Guards. He came to stay with his uncle on 4 Aug. and had left by 13 Aug. (HL ii. 330, 332). Joseph had a reputation for being ‘dissipated and idle’ (HL ii. 207).