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242.: To [THOMAS CADELL] - 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 [THOMAS CADELL]
MS., Bodleian, Montagu d.10, fol. 60; Economic Journal viii (1898), 403.
Custom–house, Edinburgh, 18 Nov. 1784
I received this moment your favour of the 12 instt. I am much obliged to you for your attention in procuring me the Volumes of the Philosophical transactions which I wanted;1 But you say nothing to me of the Abbé Morellet’s translation of my Book, which I am extremely desirous of seeing.2 I am sorry to give you so much trouble, but I beg you would endeavour to procure me a copy of it for Love or Money. The Abbé himselfe, I understand, is now or was lately in London with Lord Shelburne.3
Yesterday Mr Spottiswood delivered me a Packet from Strahan containing some part of the index of my Book. A note on the outside of it requested to know if I wished the index to be printed in Quarto and to be delivered, with the other Additions, to the Purchasers of the former Editions. I am afraid it is now too late, as all the numerals in the index must be altered in order to accomodate them to either of the two former editions of which the Pages do not in many places correspond.4 I am afraid therefor, this must be omitted. I shall agree, however, to whatever you and he think proper. I ever am
Dear Sir, Most affectionately, Yours
[1 ]Cadell’s letter has not been traced; for Smith’s request about the Transactions, see Letter 239, dated 19 June 1784, n. 2.
[2 ]See Letter 239, n. 2.
[3 ]Morellet was in London with Shelburne in Oct. 1784. They had resumed their association at Spa after the fall of Shelburne’s Administration in 1783.
[4 ]The index was made an integral part of the book. Either the person who compiled it had an intimate knowledge of Scottish banking, or Smith corrected the index himself (according to Edwin Cannan, WN 1950, i. xvi).