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295.: To THOMAS CADELL - 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 THOMAS CADELL
MS., Kress Libr., Harvard; facsim. Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin (Nov. 1937), 18.
Edinburgh, 25 May 1790
I have received this moment you[r] very obliging letter which you may believe I read with very great satisfaction.
The twelve copies of my book2 for which I most heartily thank you, arrived in due course. The bookbinder informed me by, the inclosed note, that one of the copies is imperfect, wanting the sheet [ ]. I will beg the favour of you to send down the imperfection by the first parcel you send to Scotland.
I expected by this time to have been setting out upon my Journey to London. But my progress to recovery is so very slow, and so often interrupted by violent relapses that the probability of my being able to execute that Journey becomes every day more doubtful.3 In the meantime I ever am
Most affectionately yours
[1 ]After the address on the cover, the phrase ‘more to pay’ is written in what appears to be Cadell’s hand. The allusion is possibly to the postal charge, as the cover is franked ‘post paid’.
[2 ]TMS, ed. 6.
[3 ]Smith never recovered sufficiently to travel to London. As far as is known, this is the last letter he wrote before his death on 17 July.