My Dearest Friend
The Pamphlet inclosed may be called "The most astonishing Concentration of Jacobitical Malevolence that ever Scottish Spite exhibited." have read it however with Interest and Avidity. It is not badly written. It has, no doubt, too much foundation in Truth. It has none little of the Wit and none of the humour of Tern Pain, but has more than his Malice and Revenge. It is sometimes amusing to contemplate sheer Malignity, especially when it seems not to have any Power to do harm. The Writer is a "Callender" now in this City employed as a Writer of Essays and Paragraphs for his Newspaper by Andrew Brown. We shall soon see the offspring of his Genius applied to Men and Measures in America. Very soon will he be a Member of the Democratical society, as I foresee. This Country is to be the Asylum of all the discontented, turbulent, profligate and Desperate from all Parts of Europe and Democratical societies
I expect a Letter tomorrow.
The President and Senate have fixed a Stigma on certain Anarchical societies. The House will do the same though perhaps in feebler terms. No Party No Man in either house has justified them. None has even excused them. Some have imprudently admitted their Legality. People have a right to meet and consider of Laws, express their opinions and feelings, for the Purpose of petitioning the Legislature for Repeals or Amendments. But it is not lawful to meet to frame and publish Curfews upon Laws, and Libels upon Men or Measures. If when assembled they do an unlawful Act
My Waggish Friend Fitch of Jamaica applies to me from the Rolliad, or Probationary Odes.
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