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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 DR. JAMES MENTEATH
MS., Gen. 1464/3; Scott 306–7.
Canongate, Edinburgh, 2 Feb. 1789
My Dear James
As soon as I received your letter I sent for Mr Angier,1 who could not then give me any such distinct and satisfactory answer concerning the time in which he proposed to be at Glasgow, as was worth the communicating. I sent for him last week again, and he breakfasted with me this morning when he assured me he would be at Glasgow by the middle of next month. He said he would then be willing to charge himself with the cure of your son and upon his leaving Glasgow in the beginning of May to accompany him for some weeks to your house in the country. I have no doubt about the propriety of your accepting this proposal. He is much charmed with our friend Charles’s temper and Disposition.
I am much obliged to you for your inquiries about the Bingham’s:2 they are very satisfactory and comfortable. I have had a very proper and a very affecting letter from the Young Lady. Which, however, I have not answered. She is young and I am not sure of her discretion. If Sir Charles and still more if Lady Douglas, should ever hear that I correspond with her, and disapprove of their conduct, it would put it totally out of my power ever to render her the smallest service. I expect them both here every hour when I hope to do her effectual service.
We are all longing for you at the Club3 and if you will take up your quarters with me. Davids4 Bed is at your service. Remember me most respectfully to Mrs Monteith and Miss Monteith and believe me to be
My Dearest James, most faithfully yours
[1 ]Language teacher who was to give speech therapy to Charles Menteath, James’s son, a student at Glasgow University.
[2 ]See the note on Letter 285 from Mrs. L. M. Bingham, dated 20 Feb. 1789.
[3 ]? Oyster Club.
[4 ]David Douglas.