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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., Pierpont Morgan Libr., New York; Scott 299.
Edinburgh, 7 May 1786
This Letter will be delivered to you by my very intimate and particular friend Mr John Bruce. He has a work upon moral Philosophy1 which; tho’ he and I differ a little, as David Hume and I used to do; I expect will do him very great honour. It is as free of Metaphysics as is possible for any work upon that subject to be. Its fault, in my opinion, is that it is too free of them. But what is a fault to me, may very probably, be a recommendation to the Public. It is extremely well written; with simplicity and perspicuity everywhere, and in proper places with the warmth which becomes the subject. I most earnestly recommend it to your attention. I ever am Dear Sir
Most faithfully yours
[1 ]Elements of the Science of Ethics on the Principles of Natural Philosophy (London, 1786).