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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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From JEREMY BENTHAM1
Letter XIII, ‘To Dr Smith on Projects in Arts, &c’, Defence of Usury, 1st edn. 1787; 2nd 1790.
Crichoff, White Russia, Mar. 1787
[Letter XIII is presented in Appendix C, the copy–text being that of the 2nd edn. (1790) as printed in Bentham’s Economic Writings, ed. Werner Stark (London, 1952), i. 167–87.]
[1 ]Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher and jurist; applied himself to a wide range of problems in ethics, jurisprudence, logic, and political economy; criticized Blackstone in A Fragment on Government (1776), which obtained for him the friendship of Shelburne; his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789), in time, resulted in fundamental changes in the administration of justice. While visiting his brother in Russia, he wrote the Defence of Usury, advocating acceptance of a high rate of interest on loans and defending projectors as by and large a useful class. See Letter 296 from Bentham, dated 1790.