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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
to exhibit a fairer promise of rapid advancement, and ultimate eminence in his
young men he indulged early dreams of foreign travel, and scarcely had he
completed his professional studies, when he began seriously to think of a
voyage across the
‘He cannot be a perfect man,
Not being tried and tutored in the world.'
While deliberating on this subject he wrote, the following letter to his friend, Mr. William Smith, in whom, by the free and unreserved manner in which he lays open his mind and asks advice, he seems to have had much confidence.
' Dear Sir.
thoughts of sailing for
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 16. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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