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Colonel Burr to Bentham. - Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 10 (Memoirs Part I and Correspondence) 
The Works of Jeremy Bentham, published under the Superintendence of his Executor, John Bowring (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1838-1843). 11 vols. Vol. 10.
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Colonel Burr to Bentham.
“Gottenburg, 13th Sept., 1809.
“To-morrow I go to Copenhagen, where I shall see the father of the Comités Conciliateurs,* —the communication is quite open,—pray afford me a few lines; but do not scold too much,—I could not bear it just now.—Tell me of your health, and what you are about.—Have you finished the ‘Essay on Libels, and Liberty of the Press?’—It is wanted here,—for they are willing to do, on this head, what is right, but are quite in a quandary as to the ‘how.’ It is wanted in the U. S.—It is wanted everywhere, except in England, where no improvement will be tolerated.—Innovation! But I see that one of your great friends is likely to come into the ministry: I am glad, for your sake,—not that he can do you any good,—but that it will gratify you.
“My new sovereign treats me with civility; that is, he lets me alone.—One of his ministers, however, D’Engerström, has been constant and assiduous in active civilities towards me.”
[* ] The founder of the Reconciliation Courts in Denmark.