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226.: To EDMUND BURKE - 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 EDMUND BURKE
MS., Sheffield City Librs.; Burke Corr. v. 86–7.
Custom–house, [Edinburgh,] 15 Apr. 1783
My Dear Friend
Nothing ever gave me more pleasure than to see your name in the last Gazette,1 I never should have changed my opinion concerning the propriety of your conduct last summer,2 whatever might have been the event of it; and, I dare to say, you would still less have changed your own. It gives me, however, great satisfaction to see, that what was so agreeable to the highest principles of honour may in the end prove not inconsistent with interest. Be so good as to remember me in the most respectful and most affectionate manner to Mrs Burke and to your Brother; and believe me to be, with the highest respect and esteem.
Dear Sir, ever yours
[1 ]Burke’s appointment as Paymaster General was announced in the London Gazette 5–8 Apr.
[2 ]See Letter 216 addressed to Burke, dated 1 July 1782.