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193.: To [SIR GREY COOPER] - 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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To [?SIR GREY COOPER]1
MS., Goldsmith Libr., University of London, A.L. 111; Scott 276.
Edinburgh, 5 Feb. 1778
I received the Commission on Monday the 2d inst; four days after my name had appeared in the Gazette; I am assured that there is scarce an example of any such commissions coming to Edinburgh in less than four weeks after that publication. I do not know in what manner to thank you for your friendly diligence in procuring me this ready dispatch, which at this moment happened to be of very great consequence to me.1 I am much afraid it may never be in my power to make you a proper return; I can only assure you that I shall always retain the most lively sense of your very great kindness; I ever am
Dear Sir, Your much obliged, and most obedient humble Servant
[1 ]Possibly the intended addressee, since of those active in securing Smith’s appointment as Commissioner, Strahan and Spottiswoode had already been thanked (see Letters 186, 188, and 192).
[1 ]Possibly Smith’s benefactions to friends embarrassed by the difficulties with America had left him short of funds.