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245.: From HENRY HERBERT, LORD PORCHESTER - 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 HENRY HERBERT, LORD PORCHESTER
MS., GUL Gen. 1035/166; Scott 293–4.
Highclere, 24 Aug. 1785
My Dear Smith
Least you should be surprized with the sudden appearance of a little Man in black presenting a Letter to you desiring your acquaintance I must apprize you that on the receipt of the enclosed Letter1 I have just sent to Doctor Ogle2 Dean of Winchester a Letter of introduction to you; he is a very worthy respectable Man as little of a high priest as a priest can possibly be, and a great deal more of a Republican than will ever lead the Dean to a Bishoprick, a very Zealous man in every thing he undertakes and will at any time sacrifice his interest to his Principles which are all strongly tinged with a Republican cast; I shall really be much obliged to you for any civility you can without inconvenience to yourself show him; he is Brother to Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle,3 married the Daughter of the Late Bishop of Winchester from whom he got great preferment in the Church and would have long ago been higher but for his uncourtly disposition; never having been able to resist an opportunity of showing his Enthusiasm in any Cause coloured with Publick Liberty:—I hope you continue in perfect Health and happiness, and not idly bent to keep the result of your Studies to yourself; Lady Porchester desires to be remembered to you, and with me wishes you would persuade yourself to come up and spend on[e] of your vacations here with us, for I think you have arranged your attendance on your official Duties so as to have several months in the year to spare; in the strange arrangement of this world one lives daily with People one cares little about and does not see above once an age those one Esteems most; pray remember me kindly to all your Family not forgetting my good friend Miss Douglas,
I remain My Dear Smith with the greatest esteem and regard Most faithfully and Affectionately yours
[1 ]Not traced.
[2 ]Newton Ogle (b. 1726) md. Susanna dau. of Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Winchester. Ogle became Dean of Winchester in 1769, but never achieved the mitre.
[3 ]Sir Chaloner Ogle (? 1681–1750) Admiral from 1744, having entered the Navy in 1697; he was with Vernon in the attack on Carthagena 1742, and succeeded him in command. A gap of forty–five years between brothers, though possible, seems unlikely, and Porchester may be wrong about the relationship.