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289.: To DR. JAMES MENTEATH - 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 DR. JAMES MENTEATH
MS., Gen. 1464/4; Scott 309.
Edinburgh 9 May 1789
My Dear James
David returned to me on Saturday the 2d instt. The first question I asked him was concerning your Son.1 He said, Your Son was wonderfully improved by Angiers instructions; but that after Angier had left him, he (David) thought he had fallen back a little. He said your Sons industry was prodigious; and that, as their rooms were adjoining, he heard your son every day practising Angiers lessons aloud, sometimes so early as five in the morning. I was excessively vexed at this intelligence and as soon as I could see Angier complained to him of it. He said the habit might not be compleatly confirmed; but that whenever he was in the same place with Mr Menteath he was willing to attend him without fee or reward. I received the inclosed letter from him this morning in confirmation of this. Angier was perfectly satisfied with the 43 guineas. I had not lain out of the money above half a minute when James Dundas2 repaid it. Ever yours
[1 ]See Letters 281 and 284 addressed to Menteath, dated 16 Sept. 1788 and 2 Feb. 1789, also Letter 288 from Menteath, dated 20 Apr. 1789.
[2 ]Not traced.