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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
‘Your reason for travelling to make friends puts me in mind of what I have said. I suppose you are to return, for what American stands a chance on the other side of the water? And what is there on this side worth your acceptance, until age has made you indolent, and ostentatious pride gets the e better of active, and generous, and noble ambition?
‘I wish you had already shot the Gulph. I fear to persuade you to the attempt. Remember your uncle Robin. He saw
' Upon the whole, I must refer you to your mother. She must spare a great deal before you can resolve with prudence. And when the guineas lay at your feet, think! think ! think ! I love you with great sincerity, or I should not be so much puzzled.
From the tenor of his friend's hints in this letter, (for advice it can hardly be called) it is evident that serious obstacles stood in the way of his contemplated voyage. Further reflection doubtless brought them in a stronger light to his own mind,
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 19. 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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