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Reference numberCB/1/6/194
Alternative reference numberBLA.W.12
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Robert Walsh, Baltimore to Charles Blagden
Date4 April 1817
DescriptionWrites to introduce Mr Gilmor, who has a cultivated taste n the fine arts and loves the physical sciences, particularly mineralogy and chemistry. Says that the United States "gallop in the road to greatness" in science, literature, population and wealth. "Caravans of emigrants daily cross the mountains, destined to the western wilds, and carry with them, universally, the rudiments of an English education for their children. Independence of spirit, confidence, enterprise, radiate, as it were, in the face of every individual in the interior". Gives news of the appointment of Blagden's acquaintance Mr Monroe as "Chief Magistrate" and praises his qualities. Discusses John Quincy Adams, ambassador to the English court, who looks like he will succeed to the "Fauteuil of State". De Witt Clinton is about to be made Governor of the State of New York and he views this as a probation for the "Presidentship". The journal of the Royal Institution "begins to have great vogue" in the United States.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
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